Oklahoma hospitals are Y2K-OK

Thursday, December 16th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Oklahomans who find themselves confined to a hospital bed on January first will probably be the last to know about any Y2K glitches. Hospitals have spent million of dollars over the last two years preparing their computerized equipment for the 21st century.

Some computers could malfunction when the date rolls over to 2000. Most hospitals expect business as usual for the first day of the year. Damon Gardenhire is a spokesman for Integris Health. Gardenhire says all equipment at medical facilities operated by Integris have passed stringent Y2K testing. Officials at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City have replaced all items that don't conform to Y2K standards.