The devastation of Hurricane Harvey has touched Texans near and far. In Central Texas, St. David’s HealthCare opened its doors to evacuees in need of medical care from areas impacted by the hurricane and flooding.
St. David’s HealthCare treated hundreds of patients from regions of the state that were hit hard by the storm. St. David’s HealthCare also received approximately 20 patients directly from hospitals in hurricane-impacted areas.
The neonatal transport team rescued four critically ill infants from Houston and brought them to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at St. David’s Medical Center. Additionally, critically ill patients from Beaumont were transferred to St. David’s HealthCare facilities.
“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this catastrophic event; St. David’s HealthCare is privileged to assist and provide medical care to individuals impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” David Huffstutler, president and chief executive officer, said. “We are grateful to the many doctors, nurses and staff who worked tirelessly to support hospitals in the Gulf Coast region to ensure uninterrupted, exceptional patient care during a very critical time.”
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, St. David's HealthCare leaders filled 500 backpacks with toiletries, activities for children, and a personal message for evacuees in local shelters.