Two dozen hospitals and nursing homes across Georgia were relying on backup generators Friday afternoon as utility crews scrambled to restore power in the wake of Hurricane Michael, according to the Georgia Health Department.
That number was down from 28 earlier in the day. State health officials are expecting power to be fully restored by Tuesday.
“The extent of impact due to loss of regular power will vary from facility to facility,” Eric Jens, a spokesman for the Georgia Health Department, said in a prepared statement. “State officials are in regular communication, and facilities are also working with local partners to fulfill whatever additional resource needs they may have.”
The following hospitals and nursing homes were using power generators Friday afternoon, according to the Georgia Health Department:
PruittHealth, Worth County
Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center, Randolph County
Donalsonville Hospital/Nursing Home, Seminole County
Miller Nursing Home, Miller County
PruittHealth Palmyra, Dougherty County
Pelham Parkway Nursing Home, Mitchell County
Bryant Health and Rehabilitation Center, Bleckley County
Glenwood Health and Rehab, Wheeler County
Pinewood Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation, Pulaski County
Sparta Health and Rehabilitation, Hancock County
Addington Place, Laurens County
Dublin Place, Laurens County
Oaks Senior Living Center, Laurens County
Advanced Health and Rehab, Twiggs County
McRae Manor Nursing Home, Telfair County
Oconee Health and Rehabilitation, Washington County
Life Care Center, Ben Hill County
PruittHealth Ashburn, Turner County
PruittHealth Ocilla, Irwin County
Montezuma Health and Rehabilitation, Macon County
Pinehill Nursing Center, Dooly County
Turning Point Care Center, Colquitt County
Pinewood Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation, Pulaski County
Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, Terrell County
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany was relying on generators for its operating rooms and some offices Friday afternoon, said Ben Roberts, a spokesman for the hospital.
“Our main concern right now is just making sure we can get our operating rooms back up,” he said. “We have postponed all elective surgery, so any emergency surgeries we can still handle. But it is not an ideal situation. So the sooner they can get us back up the better so that we can go back to full steam in the” operating rooms.
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