Monica Jones looks out over the debris littering her yard after riding out hurricane Michael in her home in Callaway, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. "I didn't think it was going to be this bad," said Jones on her decision to stay through the storm. The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and rescue crews began making their way into the stricken areas in hopes of accounting for hundreds of people who may have stayed behind.
Photo: AP Photo/David Goldman
Photo: AP Photo/David Goldman

Two dozen Georgia hospitals, nursing homes relying on backup generators in deadly storm’s wake

State health officials hope for full power restoration by Tuesday

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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