Baptist Beaches, Baptist Nassau to reopen Sunday morning

Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine remains on lockdown after Hurricane Matthew

Baptist Medical Center Beaches and Baptist Medical Center Nassau will reopen impatient, outpatient and emergency services at 7 a.m. Sunday.

The hospitals were evacuated earlier this week ahead of Hurricane Matthew.

After successfully transferring patients to their sister hospitals within the Baptist Health system as Hurricane Matthew approached, these hospital facilities have approval from authorities to return to normal operations.

"A heartfelt thank you to our entire health care and emergency response community who worked tirelessly before, during and after the storm to provide our region with uninterrupted compassionate care," said Hugh Greene, President and CEO of Baptist Health.

Hospital officials said patients from Nassau County were transported along with the nurses and doctors who care for them to Baptist Medical Center in downtown Jacksonville. Most beaches patients were transferred to Baptist South.

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Wolfson Children's Hospital, Baptist Medical Center South, the Baptist/Wolfson ER at the Baptist Clay Medical Campus and emergency centers at Town Center and at Dunn Avenue remain open.

Flagler Hospital

Flagler Hospital is continuing to assess all aspects of the facility with the passing of Hurricane Matthew.

All patients are safe, and the hospital is fully functional with adequate resources and staffing.

To assist in its transition back to normal operations, the hospital will remain on lockdown with all entrances closed except the emergency department until Wednesday.

Visitors are limited to immediate family members only. Please do not attempt to visit the hospital for non-emergencies.

The hospital is currently working to restore information systems at the outpatient laboratory on 312. If the technology issues cannot be resolved by this evening, a temporary lab draw station will be established on Monday in the infusion services area located on the first floor of the main hospital building.

Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital closed the Memorial Emergency Center -- Atlantic and Memorial Emergency Center -- Julington Creek at 7 a.m. Friday and reopened the ERs at 7 a.m. Saturday. 

The Memorial Emergency Center – Atlantic is located at:
11850 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225

The Memorial Emergency Center – Julington Creek is located at:
42 Doctors Village Drive
St Johns, FL 32259

The main ER at Memorial Hospital remained open and fully staffed to care for emergency patients.

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