Plans in Place for Patient Safety as Medical Center Monitors Flooding
As a result of the Midland County Flash Flood Warning, MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland has implemented its Incident Command team to make plans to ensure the safety of all patients and staff.
“We have been working alongside local agencies, watching closely the rapid changes that have been occurring due to the flooding,” said Greg Rogers, president, MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. “We have transferred a few patients that were identified by their physician. We have no current plans to evacuate.”
Since the 1986 flood, aggressive improvements have been made to protect the Medical Center campus and ensure the safety of patients. These changes include the installation of a FEMA-approved flood wall located on Medical Center property on Sugnet Road, as well as the location of the Medical Center Energy Center and generators have been built above the flood plain to reduce risk of damage to the Medical Center.
“Our leadership team is onsite monitoring the situation as it evolves,” added Diane Postler-Slattery, FACHE, president and CEO, MidMichigan Health. “We will continue to follow our Flood Preparedness Plan and respond to any changes in a controlled and timely manner.”
Those interested in additional updates are encouraged to visit the MidMichigan Health website at www.midmichigan.org and/or watch for updates on the MidMichigan Facebook page.