Power has been restored at UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center in Rio Rancho, following a power outage Friday afternoon.  The outage occurred just after 4 p.m. and the hospital activated its emergency backup power systems. There were minimal disruptions to clinical operations, and patient care continued uninterrupted.

SRMC's emergency room temporarily diverted patients to other area hospitals, while PNM worked to restore power. Power was restored shortly before midnight Friday, and the emergency room resumed normal operations.