Centra Care re-opening today

Legions of Florida Hospital employees – from Tampa Bay to Orlando to the East Coast – are returning home Monday evening after working throughout Hurricane Irma.

As the storm approached, dedicated medical teams performed transplants and other life-saving procedures. Their work continued as Irma battered Florida, including delivering several babies.

“I am so impressed with our team working through the day and night in harsh conditions,” said Daryl Tol, president and CEO of Florida Hospital and the Central Florida Division of Adventist Health System. “Their personal sacrifice is a testament to their dedication to our community and carrying out our mission.”

Said Mike Schultz, president and CEO of Florida Hospital, West Florida Division of Adventist Health System: “Our team was well-prepared and responded quickly to ensure we could maintain continuity of care for all of our patients during the storm. I couldn’t be more grateful or thankful for the incredible work they did during an incredibly challenging time. We are blessed to have a great team that is dedicated to providing care for the communities that we serve.”

Here are the latest updates on hospital operations:

Statewide:
· Centra Care, Florida Hospital’s Urgent Care locations are being inspected and will open Tuesday, if there is power and water at the respective facility.
· The Lake Buena Vista Centra Care Urgent Care location is open.
· Patients can access urgent-care services on their phone or tablet through Florida Hospital’s eCare app which provides virtual physician care visits. This service, which is designed for minor injuries and conditions such as allergies, infections, cold and flu, will be offered free of charge through Tuesday evening, Sept. 12. The Florida Hospital eCare app can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store on iTunes.

Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake counties:
· All hospitals are open. Elective procedures/surgeries will resume Tuesday as scheduled.
· However, because some services may be limited at individual campuses in the tri-county area, we recommend all patients call ahead to confirm appointment or service.
· Florida Hospital Medical Group practices will be open unless the office is without power and water. Patients should call the office to confirm operating hours and appointments.
· Florida Hospital Waterman’s inpatient services are operational and outpatient services will resume Wednesday.

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