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Florida Hospital East Florida Region Hurricane Matthew Updates

VOLUSIA & FLAGLER COUNTIES, Fla., 10/5/2016 3:16 PM– Volusia and Flagler counties are now anticipating a catastrophic impact resulting from severe winds and rain from Hurricane Matthew. 
 
The Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, which composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region, have individual hurricane plans to help staff prepare, respond and recover from a potential storm. 
 
There are several considerations – such as wind speeds and storm surge – that factor into the decision of whether or not to evacuate a hospital facility. In an abundance of caution, protective actions taken at the Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties include:
  • Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach was evacuated today (Wednesday, Oct. 5).
    • Approximately 50 patients from Florida Hospital Oceanside’s inpatient rehabilitation facility (Florida Hospital Peninsula Rehabilitation) and Transitional Care Unit were transported to Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach. 
    • Florida Hospital Oceanside’s emergency department is also closed, as the hospital has been completely evacuated.
  • Florida Hospital New Smyrna in New Smyrna Beach has been evacuated.
    • Approximately 30 medical/surgical patients and progressive care unit patients were transported to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City. 
    • Approximately 5 intensive care unit patients were transported to Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand. 
  • The ERs will be open and available for patients in emergency medical situations at:
    • Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand
    • Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City
    • Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach 
  • As of Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 a.m. through the storm’s duration, all Florida Hospital outpatient facilities within the East Florida Region will be closed. Additionally, all procedures, diagnostic testing and outpatient appointments are cancelled and will need to be rescheduled for future dates.
 
Additional updates will be communicated as information is available. To receive instant updates, follow the Florida Hospital East Florida Region facilities on Twitter at twitter.com/FlHospVF. 
 
About Florida Hospital East Florida Region
A member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Encompassing six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region is the largest hospital system in the area, with 907 beds and more than 6,000 employees. The Florida Hospital East Florida Region includes Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, and Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach. In April 2016, the sixth facility was added to the Florida Hospital East Florida Region family: Florida Hospital New Smyrna (formerly Bert Fish Medical Center) in New Smyrna Beach.