Posted on: 09.11.2018 at 04:16 p.m.
The administration and staff of Columbus Regional Healthcare System has activated its Emergency Management Command Center in an effort to be ready for upcoming Hurricane Florence. Plans are being made to care for the patients and to accommodate the staff that will be housed at the hospital throughout the storm.
“The safety of our patients and staff is always our number one job,” said CEO John Young. “That is no different during a weather event such as this. I am confident that we have the right people in place to take care of the community health care needs over the next few days. ”
In an effort to ensure the safety of all those in the facility, a restricted access plan will begin after visiting hours end on Wednesday evening. Visitors will be limited to one per patient and will be asked to sign in and out through the emergency room entrance. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis.
All surgical cases that were scheduled for Thursday and Friday have been rescheduled; hospital outpatient services and the Columbus Regional Healthcare Network practices will be closed on Thursday and Friday. The Columbus Regional Urgent Care will plan to reopen at 10:00am on Saturday morning if at all possible.
Columbus Regional updates will be posted on the CRHS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CRHealthcare/ and the website at www.crhealthcare.org