AdventHealth has issued a statement for its hospitals in Flagler, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties in regards to Hurricane Ian and how it affects its services.
AdventHealth has stockpiled thousands of gallons of water and has generators standing y to run the hospital on emergency power, if necessary during the storm. They also have sandbags on hand if they are needed to secure doors and windows.
“The safety of our patients, visitors and team members is of the utmost importance,” said Dr. Neil Finkler, Chief Clinical Officer of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division. “Our patients can rest assured that the hospital is a safe place, that we are fully staffed, and will continue to deliver our advanced level of care throughout Hurricane Ian. All of our hospitals and freestanding ERs are open for our community’s emergent health needs.”
The hospital chain has stated that it is not a public shelter and that residents should contact their county’s emergency operations center for locations of public shelters if they need to abandon their homes.
All significant updates related to operations will be posted on AdventHealthOrlandoNews.com as warranted. Unless otherwise noted, all facilities are open under normal operating hours.