Hurricane Preparations at SMH

Coconut Telegraph

Readying a hospital for a possible hurricane amid a global pandemic requires extensive planning, preparations and making adjustments to long-held crisis procedures. In this video news release, Sarasota Memorial's Chief Operating Officer Lorrie Liang and Director of Engineering and Campus Facilities John Salt discuss SMH's preparedness strategy and plans for severe weather threats.

Just a reminder that SMH is not a community shelter and they cannot permit unauthorized visitors to stay in the facility during a storm. In addition to patients, they must make room for hundreds of staff and doctors who will be working 24/7 throughout a hurricane and its aftermath; we also provide a safe place for MDPs (medically dependent persons) assigned to them by the county. If people are medically dependent, they should register with the county before a storm is heading their way.

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