Here at work, directly or indirectly caring for patients, we clearly understand
the implications that our disaster response will have on our patient care
and the communities that we serve. Today is the day to reflect on this
serious obligation we each take on as part of our mission at Southeast
Georgia Health System.
The only thing certain about Hurricane Irma is that it exists and we are
prepared for it. If we fall within the path of Irma, it will be a few
days from now. The best of weather forecasters, from the National Hurricane
Center, cannot make a reliable forecast about this particular storm at
There will be major changes to the forecasted track over the next couple
of days, so it is important not to overreact to any single forecast. We
have a responsibility to our patients, and each other, to be calm and
not provoke anxiety.
As of now, we are at our lowest level of emergency preparedness. This means
we are monitoring and assessing this potential storm in collaboration with the County Emergency Management Agencies. There
are no changes to normal operations.
Make sure you understand your department’s hurricane plans and your
role in those plans. Your chain of command through your department remains the same.
Your responsibility is to stay informed, pay attention to potential changes
in staffing and schedules, fulfill your emergency preparation responsibilities
to home and family now so you are able to meet your obligation to care
for our patients during bad weather, if it comes. As we receive reliable updates from our sources, we will communicate regularly
through email and the Team Member Portal.
On behalf of our President and CEO Michael D. Scherneck, I thank you for
your service to our patients, your readiness for every hazard, and your
commitment to caring for our community, and each other.
Jacqueline J. Weder
Vice President, Marketing
Southeast Georgia Health System
2415 Parkwood Drive * Brunswick, GA 31520
912-466-2149 Office *912-466-7094 Fax
912-269-2980 Cell * sghs.org * email@example.com