AdventHealth Puts Safety Plans in Place for Hurricane Dorian

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AdventHealth West Florida Division leaders have activated emergency management teams that are meeting daily ahead of Hurricane Dorian, in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff during the storm.  Hurricane protocols include team staffing procedures, adequate water supply and backup generator power checks.

The West Florida Division includes hospitals and emergency rooms that span a wide section of the Tampa Bay area and includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as three freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER and AdventHealth TimberRidge ER.

“The safety of our patients and employees is our number one priority. We have activated our emergency management teams and are holding daily meetings with leadership and safety executives. We have robust communications with state health agencies and work closely with emergency operation centers. There is nothing more important right now than making sure we are providing the best possible health care in a safe environment for everyone and supporting our community through what can be a very anxious time,” Mike Schultz, President and CEO, AdventHealth West Florida Division.

Residents can find hurricane safety information, tips on what to pack in your hurricane kit and updates on hospital operations on the Facebook pages for each hospital in the West Florida Division.

Media must contact Richelle Hoenes-Ahearn, Director of Corporate Communications, Call941-544-0961 or Ashley Jeffery, Communications Manager, Call803-582-9648, or at [email protected], for all media inquiries, interviews and live shots at any of the West Florida Division locations.

About AdventHealth West Florida Division

The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as three freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER and AdventHealth TimberRidge ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy and home health care. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and nearly 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit AdventHealth.com, or Facebook.com/AdventHealth, and for West Florida Division, click here.

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