Coliseum Northside Hospital and Fairview Park Hospital Receiving Patients from HCA Healthcare Sister Facilities in Advance of Hurricane Florence

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

On Monday, South Carolina Governor McMaster ordered the medical evacuation of all hospitals in flood zones in Myrtle Beach, SC. In compliance with that order and for the safety of its patients, Grand Strand Health has begun transferring patients to our sister HCA Healthcare hospitals, including Coliseum Northside Hospital in Macon and Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin.

“As all coastal hospitals are evacuating patients, the extraordinary team at Fairview Park Hospital is here to help,” said Dr. George Harrison, Chief Medical Officer at Fairview Park Hospital.

Greg Caples, CEO of Coliseum Northside Hospital, said, “We will do everything possible to support those in South Carolina and the mid-Atlantic to weather Hurricane Florence safely and with the healthcare they need.”

Coliseum Northside Hospital has begun to receive patients and expects to accept 18 patients transferred from South Carolina. Fairview Park Hospital has received three patients. The hospitals will send periodic updates throughout the coming days.