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SGMC prepares for Hurricane Michael

South Georgia Medical Center (Source: WALB)
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Published: Oct. 9, 2018 at 4:47 PM EDT
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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - South Georgia Medical Center announced Tuesday the activation of its emergency operations plan in anticipation of Hurricane Michael.

The plan includes disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. SGMC will be receiving patients during and after the storm. Preparedness activities ensure continuity of care for both patients, providers and support staff.

SGMC has received additional shipments of fuel for its generators, food, medicines and supplies that will be needed for the first 96-hours after the storm’s onset. SGMC requests that its Main Emergency Room be used only for serious emergencies.

South Georgia Medical Center announced today the activation of its Emergency Operations Plan in anticipation of...

Posted by South Georgia Medical Center on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Inpatient care will continue at all SGMC facilities including the Langdale Hospice House.

Many business occupancies and clinics, such as Health Care South, Diabetes Management Center, SGMC Family Medicine, SGMC Urology and Youth Care will be closed on Wednesday.

The SGMC Berrien and Lanier Campuses will be open.

To help manage any minor injuries that may occur as a result of the storm, SGMC’s Urgent Care (at the Outpatient Plaza at 4280 North Valdosta Road) will be open normal hours 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

SGMC will be in close contact with the Lowndes Emergency Operations Center and will open its own Incident Command Center to monitor and direct activities early Wednesday.

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