The closure of Highway 87 south of Payson has not had much of an impact on Payson Regional Medical Center, said Cory Houghton, the marketing director for the hospital.
"Our emergency room is not as busy as it has been lately, so the staff has the time to assess the need for transportation," Houghton said.
Essentially the PRMC ER is operating as normal, the patient's condition is the determining factor in whether to transport them to a Valley hospital in an ambulance or by helicopter.
The closure is not having an impact on supplies for the hospital.
The delivery services, such as FedEx and UPS, are adjusting their departure times in order to get supplies to the hospital in a timely manner, even though drive times are longer with the detours, Houghton said.