100+ healthcare facilities evacuated as Florida braces for Dorian

More than 100 hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Florida have moved patients inland as Hurricane Dorian hits the coast, The Tampa Bay Times reports.

Of those that evacuated, eight hospitals, 19 nursing homes and 80 assisted living facilities had mandatory evacuation orders. However, many others also evacuated as a precaution, according to the report.

Evacuated hospitals include: AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach, Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cocoa Beach, Cleveland Clinic Martin South Hospital in Stuart, Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Sebastian River Medical Center in Roseland, Baptist Medical Center Beaches in Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Nassau in Fernandina Beach, and Halifax Psychiatric Center North in Daytona Beach. Port St. Lucie Hospital also evacuated after discharging patients who could be released early, according to the report.

The storm is expected to move north to Georgia and the Carolinas by Sept 5. State officials must lift evacuation orders before providers can reoccupy the facilities, according to the report.

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