Big Bend Hospitals Open Their Doors to Hurricane Evacuees

Archbold Memorial Hospital
Posted at 6:05 PM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 18:05:00-04

THOMASVILLE, GA (WTXL) - Though surrounding counties do not appear to be in the storm’s projected path, a Thomasville hospital is working with health systems and first responders state-wide to lend a helping hand in preparation for Hurricane Matthew.

After a mandatory evacuation ordered by Governor Nathan Deal this morning for counties located on Georgia’s coast, they reported that around 200 hospital patients will be transported to hospitals inland throughout the state.

Archbold hospitals located in South Georgia, to include Brooks County Hospital in Quitman, Grady General Hospital in Cairo and John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, will be receiving 15 patients that have evacuated from Glynn County.

“Archbold is monitoring the storm carefully, and we are working closely with coordinating state agencies to provide assistance and medical resources needed to ensure patients across the state are well cared for,” said Perry Mustian, Archbold president and CEO.