FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Parrish Medical Center’s | Parrish Healthcare’s Hurricane Irma relief and recovery update as of September 20, 2017
September 16, 2017—Parrish Medical Center | Parrish Healthcare was well-prepared for Hurricane Irma. During Hurricane Irma, PMC had hundreds of employees and medical staff on-site. The employees and physicians remained on-site around-the-clock for three days (Saturday thru Monday). They were relieved on Monday/Tuesday when it was safe for relief-staff to travel. PMC also gave shelter to our area’s first-responders— police department and Coastal Ambulance personnel.
The medical center sustained no structural damage and is back to normal operations.
As expected, the emergency department is seeing an influx of patients needing urgent and emergent treatment after the storm. Most common injuries and conditions being treated post storm are cleanup effort injuries, generator-related carbon monoxide poisoning, cardiovascular-related conditions, as well as those who need care related to pre-existing chronic conditions with no other options until access to medical offices and area pharmacies is restored. On average, PMC’s emergency department treats more than 44,000 people a year, with an average of 120 patients per day.
Parrish is providing temporary emergency day care services for care partners at The Children's Center, and also provides its employees with access to various Employee Assistance Programs, including a hardship fund, for those who may have experienced personal damage to their homes.
The following Parrish Healthcare outpatient locations are open and back to normal operations as of September 20, 2017:
• Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Office; Heritage Hall and Carey House
• Parrish Home Health
• Premise Employee Health Clinic
• Parrish Dialysis Center
• Parrish Healthcare Centers - all locations including Titus Landing, Port St. John, Port Canaveral and Suntree/Melbourne)
• Parrish Health & Fitness Center
• Parrish Outpatient Rehab
• Parrish Wound Healing Centers
• Senior Consultation Center/Solutions
• The Children’s Center
• MedFast Urgent Care Centers
• Parrish Cancer Center
The following Parrish Healthcare outpatient location is closed until further notice, due to power outages:
• Parrish Medical Office Building – Port St. John
Important Medical Reminders for After the Storm available at:
For more information, contact Natalie Sellers at 268-6300.