Florida hospital damaged by Hurricane Michael reopens

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City, Fla., officially reopened after sustaining significant damage after Hurricane Michael hit the U.S. coastline in October 2018, the Panama City News Herald reports.

The hospital was able to reopen after successfully passing a state health agency inspection examining its nursing unit, the report states. Gulf Coast Regional partially reopened in November 2018, but had only select services and 50 inpatient beds available for patient use. Its emergency room has remained open and operational since the hurricane hit.

While the facility is operational, hospital officials said they still do not have a full staff, as many staff members who saw their homes destroyed in the hurricane have left the area. However, many displaced staff members have returned to work and are in the process of repairing their homes, according to the report.

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