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.