September 16, 2018
The ER & Level 1 Trauma Center at the main campus of Grand Strand Medical Center has now reopened following the mandatory evacuation for Hurricane Florence ordered by Governor McMaster and DHEC.
This includes the following services:
- ER & Level I Trauma Center
- Heart Services, including Heart Surgery, Heart Catheterizations & Cardiovascular Intensive Care
- Stroke Care
- Intensive Care & Pediatric Intensive Care
- Behavioral Health Care (this is usually offered at South Strand Medical Center but will be temporarily open at the main campus)
“Our #1 priority is the health and wellbeing of our neighbors in this community,” said Dr. Jon Pangia, Emergency Services Medical Director. “As soon as allowed, our team returned to the hospital to be here for our patients. We know the critical role our Level I Trauma Center plays in keeping this community safe and well. We want to be here, serving the emergency needs of Myrtle Beach.”
Following the medical evacuation of Grand Strand Health ordered by Governor McMaster and DHEC, the hospital team along with its EMS and transport partners evacuated 317 patients within 48 hours from the hospital home or to 32 hospitals or healthcare facilities across South Carolina and the Southeastern states.
In order to reopen Grand Strand’s Level 1 Trauma Center and critical care services, key physicians and staff were recalled Saturday and systems were brought back online and tested to ensure that we could safely provide care upon reopening.
The following services are not open:
- North Strand ER
- South Strand Medical Center, including the ER
- Carolina Forest Imaging Center
- The Breast Center
- Our Physician Practices
Family members who are seeking information on where their loved was evacuated to can call our Family Reunification phone line at 844-582-2350. This line is staffed 24/7.
We will continue to provide regular updates via our Facebook page and the media.