Storm Updates - Hurricane Michael

Physician Partners Office Openings Updates

 Visit TMH.ORG/Clinics for the latest information.

 

Physician Partners Office Openings for Monday, October 15, 2018, 12:30 PM Update

All Physician Partners practices are open and have resumed normal operations EXCEPT Physician Partners – Quincy, Physician Partners - Blountstown, and Physician Partners -Marianna.

Physician Partners - Blountstown
Open and seeing patients with appointments as well as walk-ins
No phone or internet service
Address: 17808 NE Charlie Johns Street, Blountstown, FL
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Physician Partners - Quincy
Open and seeing patients with appointments as well as walk-ins
No phone or internet service
Address: 178 LaSalle Lefall Drive, Quincy, FL
Hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm M-Th, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm Fri and Sat

Physician Partners - Marianna
Closed until further notice due to damage to the facility.

 

Physician Partners Office Openings for Monday, October 15, 2018

For Monday, October 15, the following facilities will be open: 

  • Physician Partners — Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Specialists
  • Physician Partners — Chronic Pain Management 
  • Physician Partners — Center for Medical Genetics & Genomics
  • Tallahassee Memorial Transition Center 

HURRICANE MICHAEL UPDATE, October 12, 2018, 6:15 PM

Incident Command
As of 6:15 pm on Friday, October 12, Code Green has been modified to Code Green Alert.

The Alpha/Bravo staffing schedule for the weekend remains in force. Please note the following:

  • Your Hospital ID Badge MUST be clearly visible at all times whether on duty or off duty when on TMH premises.

Childcare
Childcare will close at 8 pm Friday and resume normal operations on Saturday, October 13 (6:30 am — 8 pm) and Sunday, October 14 (6:30 am - 8 pm) through Code Green Alert. 

Visitors
In order to ensure patient and colleague safety we will continue to follow the process for after hour visitors in the Welcoming Policy (Policy and Procedure 40-42 section B-1). 

Any non-colleagues - whether patients, family members or visitors - need to register in the Atrium and receive an orange pass for the duration of the Code Green Alert.

HURRICANE MICHAEL UPDATE, October 12, 2018, 2:24 PM

Recovery efforts are still underway to clear trees and restore power across the area. TMH will remain in a Code Green until repairs are made and conditions are declared safe.

TMH will provide more updates throughout the day regarding office openings and closures, Code Green status and community recovery efforts.  

For Monday, October 15, the following facilities will be open: 

  • Physician Partners — Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Specialists
  • Physician Partners — Chronic Pain Management 
  • Physician Partners — Center for Medical Genetics & Genomics
  • Tallahassee Memorial Transition Center 

HURRICANE MICHAEL UPDATE, October 12, 2018, 10:19 AM 

As of 10:19 am Friday, TMH remains in a Code Green. Colleagues, if you are able to use your employee ID badge to charge purchases in Cafe 1300, the purchase-limit has been raised from $80 to $200 per person as we continue to operate during a Code Green.

HURRICANE MICHAEL UPDATE, October 12, 2018, 7:00 AM 

The Big Bend area is still recovering from Hurricane Michael as roads are being cleared and power is being restored. Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) is working quickly to return to normal operations while also supporting the ongoing emergent needs of our community and Florida Panhandle neighbors. TMH remains in a Code Green and the Incident Command is still active.

The Childcare Center will not resume normal operations until the Code Green is called off. The Childcare Center, Building 1 (red brick building at 1200 E. 6th Ave) will be open for the children of colleagues who have been requested to be at the hospital during Code Green.

The Childcare Center is closed to children enrolled in the facility whose parents have not been requested to work during Code Green.

Colleagues should resume parking in Lot C. The colleague shuttle will run from Lot C to the SMG drop-off location and back. The shuttle will not pick-up or drop-off to Lots A or B.

For Friday, October 12, the Education Center and Cancer Center will be closed. The following Physician Partners practices will be open:

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Monticello
  • Perry
  • Southern Medical Group
  • Southern Medical Group - Northeast
  • Southwood
  • Surgical Specialists
  • Wakulla
  • Neurology Specialists 

For departments not located within the Main Hospital, please check with your manager for instructions on when your department will resume normal operations.

HURRICANE MICHAEL UPDATE, October 11, 2018, 4:00 PM 

The Big Bend area is still recovering from Hurricane Michael as roads are being cleared and power is being restored. Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is working quickly to return to normal operations while also supporting the ongoing emergent needs of our community and Florida Panhandle neighbors. TMH remains in a Code Green and the Incident Command is still active.

The Childcare Center will not resume normal operations until the Code Green is called off. 

However, beginning at 5 pm on Thursday, October 11, the Childcare Center, Building 1 (red brick building at 1200 E. 6th Ave) will be open for the children of colleagues who have been requested to be at the hospital during Code Green. 

The Childcare Center is closed to children enrolled in the facility whose parents have not been requested to work during Code Green.

Beginning at 5:30 am on Friday, October 12, colleagues should resume parking in Lot C. The colleague shuttle will run from Lot C to the SMG drop-off location and back. The shuttle will not  pick-up or drop-off to Lots A or B. 

For Friday, October 12, the Education Center and Cancer Center will be closed. Most Physician Partners practices will be closed, but the following will be open:

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Monticello
  • Perry
  • Southern Medical Group 
  • Southern Medical Group - Northeast 
  • Southwood
  • Surgical Specialists
  • Wakulla

For departments not located within the Main Hospital, please check with your manager for instructions on when your department will resume normal operations.

HURRICANE MICHAEL UPDATE, October 11, 2018, 11:30 AM 

Recovery efforts are still underway to clear trees and restore power across the area. TMH will remain in a Code Green until repairs are made and conditions are declared safe.

Public Works is currently clearing fallen trees on the following top priority roads:

  • Miccosukee Road
  • Meridian Road
  • Centerville Road
  • Old Bainbridge Road
  • Old St. Augustine Road

The latest road closure information is available from the City of Tallahassee.

HURRICANE MICHAEL UPDATE, October 11, 2018, 9:00 AM 

General Updates:

Recovery efforts are underway to restore power and clear roads around Tallahassee. TMH will remain in Code Green until repairs are made and conditions are declared as safe.  

Issues have been reported with cell phone coverage in the area so signals may be weak or not available. 

The Urgent Care Center has returned to normal operating hours (9 am to 9 pm) on Thursday, October 11. Updates regarding all Physician Partner practices will be available later this morning. 

The Incident Command Center is still fully operational and open in Conference Room A as a centralized communication and decision-making center. The following extensions should be used to speak with the appropriate individuals:

 Incident Command - 4665
 Information Officer - 6083
 Conference Call Line - 7800
 Operations - 4668
 Planning and Logistics - 6085
 Central Staffing - 2491

Communication Updates

Communication and updates will be available through the following methods. Please continue to monitor these resources for continuous updates.

  • SPARK
  • TMH.org/Storm
  • TMH Emergency Broadcast System, 850-431-5099

HURRICANE MICHAEL UPDATE, October 11, 2018, 7:00 AM

General Updates:

While Hurricane Michael has passed Tallahassee, recovery efforts by utility crews have just begun. As the City of Tallahassee begins to restore power and clear roads, TMH will remain in Code Green until repairs are made and conditions are declared as safe. 

TMH will provide more updates throughout the day regarding office openings and closures, Code Green status, and community recovery efforts. 

The Incident Command Center is still fully operational and open in Conference Room A as a centralized communication and decision-making center. The following extensions should be used to speak with the appropriate individuals:

Incident Command - 4665
Information Officer - 6083
Conference Call Line - 7800
Operations - 4668
Planning and Logistics - 6085
Central Staffing - 2491

Communication Updates

Communication and updates will be available through the following methods. Please continue to monitor these resources for continuous updates.

 HURRICANE MICHAEL UPDATE, October 10, 2018, 7:00 PM

 Hurricane Update

Hurricane Michael has been downgraded to a Category 2 and has mostly passed Tallahassee. Winds have started to slightly subside, but there still remains a serious concern surrounding downed power lines and trees, blocked roads and dangerous debris.

 Local Shelters

As Tallahassee Memorial is not a designated hurricane shelter, please review the list of available shelters in Leon County, which are also as follows: 

  • Chiles (pet friendly)
  • Godby High School
  • SAIL
  • Lincoln High School
  • Fort Braden School
  • Florida High – A special-needs shelter run by the Florida Department of Health. People are asked to call (850) 606-3700 ahead of time.

The following are shelters available in nearby counties: 

  • Gadsden County: East High, West High, Havana Middle School
  • Jefferson County: Somerset High
  • Liberty County: W.R. Tolar School
  • Wakulla County: No shelters are available due to evacuation orders, but a shuttle is available on Tuesday from the Bayside Plaza Hotel in Panacea at 12:30pm and 3:30pm to take evacuees to Leon County shelters.

Visit www.floridadisaster.org or www.redcross.org to learn more.

In Leon County, a special-needs shelter run by the Florida Department of Health is also open at Florida High. If you or someone you are with is a special-needs evacuee, you are asked to call the shelter at 850-606-3700 to inform them of your needs.

Planning to go to a shelter? Review this list of What to Bring (and What Not to Bring) from the Red Cross.

Transportation 

Star Metro is currently not running. 

Other Helpful Resources:

  • Leon County Emergency Information Portal 
  • Call Big Bend 2-1-1 if you need information, services and support. 
  • Leon County Emergency Management- 850-606-3700 
  • Talgov.com - For updates on City of Tallahassee Utilities and other city services
  • Infants and toddlers: Formula and/or breast milk, bottles, pacifiers, diapers, change of clothes 
  • For older children: Rest mats, blanket, any comfort items like pillows, stuffed animals they need. 
  • Food will be provided
  • FloridaDisaster.org
  • RedCross.org
  • Helpful Mobile Apps: Leon County Citizens Connect (AppleGoogle Play)Florida StormsFlorida 511FEMARed Cross

Postponement of Elective Cases and Office Closures

  • The Sleep Center will be closed on Tuesday (10/9) and Wednesday (10/10) night 
  • The following areas will be closed starting at noon on Tuesday (10/9) through Thursday (10/11): All Physician Partners practices (not including the Cancer Center)
  • The following areas have postponed all elective cases or services on BOTH Wednesday (10/10) and Thursday (10/11): Main Operating Room, The Surgery Center, Endoscopy, Outpatient Imaging, Outpatient Wound Care, Adult Day Care, Outpatient Rehabilitation (PT, OT, ST, etc.), Red Hills Surgery Center, the Cancer Center, including Physician Partners and infusion therapy, Colleague Health Services (a nurse will be on-call)
  • The following areas have postponed all elective cases or services for ONLY Wednesday (10/10) as of now: Cath Labs (for inpatients and emergencies) and Specials (for emergencies) 
  • Urgent Care is currently closed but the Bixler Trauma & Emergency Center and Emergency Center - Northeast are open. 

Communication Updates

Communication and updates will be available through the following methods. Please continue to monitor these resources for continuous updates.

FOR TMH COLLEAGUES

Incident Command

As of 7 pm Wednesday night, TMH still remains in Code Green. While first responders and utility crews are heading out to begin assessing damage, Code Green will remain activated until repairs are made and conditions are declared as safe.

The Incident Command Center is still fully operational and open in Conference Room A as a centralized communication and decision-making center. The following extensions should be used to speak with the appropriate individuals:     

Incident Command - 4665

Information Officer - 6083
Conference Call Line - 7800
Operations - 4668
Planning and Logistics - 6085
Central Staffing - 2491

As a reminder for the Bravo team, please note the following:

  • Your Hospital ID Badge should be clearly visible at all times whether on duty or off duty. (It may also be needed for access to the hospital and roadways prior to and post-storm.)
  • Bring with you the following items:
    • Pillow, pillowcases, sheets, blankets, air mattresses or padding for comfort (bedding will not be supplied)
    • Personal toiletry items
    • Medications
    • Appropriate comfortable clothing and footwear, along with four days of appropriate attire for working. Scrubs will not be supplied for sleepwear.
    • One car per colleague 

Food Service Changes

Meal Service will continue as normal with the exception of cafeteria closures from 3-5 AM and 3-5 PM each day during the Code Green. 

Visitors

In order to ensure patient and colleague safety, after the Code Green is activated we will follow the process for after hour visitors in the Welcoming Policy (Policy and Procedure 40-42 section B-1).

Any non-colleagues - whether patients, family members or visitors - need to register in the Magnolia Lobby or Atrium and receive an orange pass for the duration of the event.

Childcare

Childcare will be available for colleagues who are required to remain on duty during Code Green. Childcare will be held in the auditorium for children aged 6 weeks to 10 years old. Employees who are on duty and have sleep-time are welcome to stay with their children in the auditorium, but please note that non-employed family members are not allowed to stay on property.

They will need to bring the following items: 

  • Infants and toddlers: Formula and/or breast milk, bottles, pacifiers, diapers, change of clothes 
  • For older children: Rest mats, blanket, any comfort items like pillows, stuffed animals they need. 
  • Food will be provided

 

HURRICANE MICHAEL UPDATE, October 10, 2018, 7:30 AM

Hurricane Update

Hurricane Michael has been upgraded to a Category 4 Hurricane. The National Weather Service is expecting dangerous winds over 75 mph+ to arrive in Tallahassee this afternoon.

Local Shelters

As Tallahassee Memorial is not a designated hurricane shelter, please review the list of available shelters in Leon County, which are also as follows: 

  • Chiles (pet friendly)
  • Godby High School
  • SAIL
  • Lincoln High School
  • Fort Braden School
  • Florida High – A special-needs shelter run by the Florida Department of Health. People are asked to call (850) 606-3700 ahead of time.

The following are shelters available in nearby counties: 

  • Gadsden County: East High, West High, Havana Middle School
  • Jefferson County: Somerset High
  • Liberty County: W.R. Tolar School
  • Wakulla County: No shelters are available due to evacuation orders, but a shuttle is available on Tuesday from the Bayside Plaza Hotel in Panacea at 12:30pm and 3:30pm to take evacuees to Leon County shelters.

Visit www.floridadisaster.org or www.redcross.org to learn more.

In Leon County, a special-needs shelter run by the Florida Department of Health is also open at Florida High. If you or someone you are with is a special-needs evacuee, you are asked to call the shelter at 850-606-3700 to inform them of your needs.

Planning to go to a shelter? Review this list of What to Bring (and What Not to Bring) from the Red Cross.

Transportation 

Star Metro is currently not running. 

Other Helpful Resources:

  • Leon County Emergency Information Portal 
  • Call Big Bend 2-1-1 if you need information, services and support. 
  • Leon County Emergency Management- 850-606-3700 
  • Talgov.com - For updates on City of Tallahassee Utilities and other city services
  • Infants and toddlers: Formula and/or breast milk, bottles, pacifiers, diapers, change of clothes 
  • For older children: Rest mats, blanket, any comfort items like pillows, stuffed animals they need. 
  • Food will be provided
  • FloridaDisaster.org
  • RedCross.org
  • Helpful Mobile Apps: Leon County Citizens Connect (AppleGoogle Play)Florida StormsFlorida 511FEMARed Cross

Postponement of Elective Cases and Office Closures

  • The Sleep Center will be closed on Tuesday (10/9) and Wednesday (10/10) night 
  • The following areas will be closed starting at noon on Tuesday (10/9) through Thursday (10/11): All Physician Partners practices (not including the Cancer Center)
  • The following areas have postponed all elective cases or services on BOTH Wednesday (10/10) and Thursday (10/11): Main Operating Room, The Surgery Center, Endoscopy, Outpatient Imaging, Outpatient Wound Care, Adult Day Care, Outpatient Rehabilitation (PT, OT, ST, etc.), Red Hills Surgery Center, the Cancer Center, including Physician Partners and infusion therapy, Colleague Health Services (a nurse will be on-call)
  • The following areas have postponed all elective cases or services for ONLY Wednesday (10/10) as of now: Cath Labs (for inpatients and emergencies) and Specials (for emergencies) 
  • Urgent Care is currently closed but the Bixler Trauma & Emergency Center and Emergency Center - Northeast are open. 

Personal Preparation

Here are some tips from the American Red Cross to be sure you are prepared to protect your family, home and pets. Read Tips

Communication Updates

Communication and updates will be available through the following methods. Please continue to monitor these resources for continuous updates.

FOR TMH COLLEAGUES

Incident Command

As of 11 pm Tuesday night, Code Green has been activated. The Incident Command Center is fully operational and open in Conference Room A as a centralized communication and decision-making center. The following extensions should be used to speak with the appropriate individuals: 

Incident Command - 4665
Information Officer - 6083
Conference Call Line - 7800
Operations - 4668
Planning and Logistics - 6085
Central Staffing - 2491

Once Code Green is called, the Alpha/Bravo system is enacted – please note the following:

  • Your Hospital ID Badge should be clearly visible at all times whether on duty or off duty. (It may also be needed for access to the hospital and roadways prior to and post-storm.)
  • Bring with you the following items:
    • Pillow, pillowcases, sheets, blankets, air mattresses or padding for comfort (bedding will not be supplied)
    • Personal toiletry items
    • Medications
    • Appropriate comfortable clothing and footwear, along with four days of appropriate attire for working. Scrubs will not be supplied for sleepwear.
    • One car per colleague 

Food Service Changes

Meal Service will continue as normal with the exception of cafeteria closures from 3-5 AM and 3-5 PM each day during the Code Green. 

Visitors

In order to ensure patient and colleague safety, after the Code Green is activated we will follow the process for after hour visitors in the Welcoming Policy (Policy and Procedure 40-42 section B-1).

Any non-colleagues - whether patients, family members or visitors - need to register in the Magnolia Lobby or Atrium and receive an orange pass for the duration of the event.

Childcare

Childcare will be available for colleagues who are required to remain on duty during Code Green starting at 6 pm. Childcare will be held in the auditorium for children aged 6 weeks to 10 years old. Employees who are on duty and have sleep-time are welcome to stay with their children in the auditorium, but please note that non-employed family members are not allowed to stay on property.

They will need to bring the following items: 

  • Infants and toddlers: Formula and/or breast milk, bottles, pacifiers, diapers, change of clothes 
  • For older children: Rest mats, blanket, any comfort items like pillows, stuffed animals they need. 
  • Food will be provided

Professional Preparation

Preparations at TMH are ongoing. Precautions have been made throughout the campus to minimize possible water intrusion using plastic and sand bags. All construction areas have been secured. Extra water, food, supplies and medications have been secured. In the event of power loss, generators will start automatically. Extra generators will be in place prior to the storm for Urgent Care Center and Cancer Center.

We ask that you review the Hurricane Response Plan on SPARK. Additionally, please review and print your downtime instructions.

HURRICANE MICHAEL UPDATE, October 9, 2018, 6:00 PM

Hurricane Update

Hurricane Michael has escalated to a Category 3 Hurricane. The National Weather Service predicts Tallahassee will feel Tropical Storm force winds by 6 am on Wednesday, with Hurricane force winds between 4-10 pm on Wednesday evening. 

Local Shelters

As Tallahassee Memorial is not a designated hurricane shelter, please review the list of available shelters in Leon County, which are also as follows: 

  • Chiles (pet friendly)
  • Godby High School
  • SAIL
  • Lincoln High School
  • Fort Braden School
  • Florida High – A special-needs shelter run by the Florida Department of Health. People are asked to call (850) 606-3700 ahead of time.

The following are shelters available in nearby counties: 

  • Gadsden County: East High, West High, Havana Middle School
  • Jefferson County: Somerset High
  • Liberty County: W.R. Tolar School
  • Wakulla County: No shelters are available due to evacuation orders, but a shuttle is available on Tuesday from the Bayside Plaza Hotel in Panacea at 12:30pm and 3:30pm to take evacuees to Leon County shelters.

Visit www.floridadisaster.org or www.redcross.org to learn more.

In Leon County, a special-needs shelter run by the Florida Department of Health is also open at Florida High. If you or someone you are with is a special-needs evacuee, you are asked to call the shelter at 850-606-3700 to inform them of your needs.

Planning to go to a shelter? Review this list of What to Bring (and What Not to Bring) from the Red Cross.

Transportation 

Star Metro will stop running at 7 pm tonight. 

Other Helpful Resources:

  • Leon County Emergency Information Portal 
  • Call Big Bend 2-1-1 if you need information, services and support. 
  • Leon County Emergency Management- 850-606-3700 
  • Talgov.com - For updates on City of Tallahassee Utilities and other city services
  • Infants and toddlers: Formula and/or breast milk, bottles, pacifiers, diapers, change of clothes 
  • For older children: Rest mats, blanket, any comfort items like pillows, stuffed animals they need. 
  • Food will be provided
  • FloridaDisaster.org
  • RedCross.org
  • Helpful Mobile Apps: Leon County Citizens Connect (AppleGoogle Play)Florida StormsFlorida 511FEMARed Cross

Postponement of Elective Cases and Office Closures

  • The Sleep Center will be closed on Tuesday (10/9) and Wednesday (10/10) night 
  • The following areas will be closed starting at noon on Tuesday (10/9) through Thursday (10/11): All Physician Partners practices (not including the Cancer Center)
  • The following areas have postponed all elective cases or services on BOTH Wednesday (10/10) and Thursday (10/11): Main Operating Room, The Surgery Center, Endoscopy, Outpatient Imaging, Outpatient Wound Care, Adult Day Care, Outpatient Rehabilitation (PT, OT, ST, etc.), Red Hills Surgery Center, the Cancer Center, including Physician Partners and infusion therapy, Colleague Health Services (a nurse will be on-call)
  • The following areas have postponed all elective cases or services for ONLY Wednesday (10/10) as of now: Cath Labs (for inpatients and emergencies) and Specials (for emergencies) 

Personal Preparation

Here are some tips from the American Red Cross to be sure you are prepared to protect your family, home and pets. Read Tips

Communication Updates

Communication and updates will be available through the following methods. Please continue to monitor these resources for continuous updates.

FOR TMH COLLEAGUES

Incident Command

TMH Leadership has issued a Code Green Alert, with an anticipated call time for Code Green to go into effect at 11 pm tonight (Tuesday night). Bed assignments for clinical staff will start at 10 pm tonight, and colleagues are asked to check in for their bed assignments in the CME Conference Room in the Magnolia Lobby. Once the Code Green is activated, the Incident Command Center will open in Conference Room A as a centralized communication and decision-making center. The following extensions should be used to speak with the appropriate individuals: 

Incident Command - 4665
Information Officer - 6083
Conference Call Line - 7800
Operations - 4668
Planning and Logistics - 6085
Central Staffing - 2491

IMPORTANT: Please note that once the Code Green is called, the Alpha/Bravo system is enacted – please bring the following with you to the hospital:

  • Pillow, pillowcases, sheets, blankets, air mattresses or padding for comfort (bedding will not be supplied)
  • Personal toiletry items 
  • Medications
  • Appropriate comfortable clothing and footwear, along with four days of appropriate attire for working. Scrubs will not be supplied for sleepwear.
  • Your hospital ID (needed for access to the hospital and roadways prior to and post storm)
  • One car per colleague 

Food Service Changes

Meal Service will continue as normal with the exception of cafeteria closures from 3-5 AM and 3-5 PM each day during the Code Green. 

Visitors

In order to ensure patient and colleague safety, after the Code Green is activated we will follow the process for after hour visitors in the Welcoming Policy (Policy and Procedure 40-42 section B-1).

Childcare

Childcare will be available for colleagues who are required to remain on duty during Code Green starting at 6 pm. Childcare will be held in the auditorium for children aged 6 weeks to 10 years old. Employees who are on duty and have sleep-time are welcome to stay with their children in the auditorium, but please note that non-employed family members are not allowed to stay on property.

They will need to bring the following items: 

  • Infants and toddlers: Formula and/or breast milk, bottles, pacifiers, diapers, change of clothes 
  • For older children: Rest mats, blanket, any comfort items like pillows, stuffed animals they need. 
  • Food will be provided

Professional Preparation

Preparations at TMH are ongoing. Precautions have been made throughout the campus to minimize possible water intrusion using plastic and sand bags. All construction areas have been secured. Extra water, food, supplies and medications have been secured. In the event of power loss, generators will start automatically. Extra generators will be in place prior to the storm for Urgent Care Center and Cancer Center.

We ask that you review the Hurricane Response Plan on SPARK. Additionally, please review and print your downtime instructions.

HURRICANE MICHAEL UPDATE, October 9, 2018, 1:00 PM

Hurricane Update

Hurricane Michael has escalated to a Category 2 Hurricane, with the National Weather Service predicting it may become a Category 3 Hurricane before landfall. Tropical Storm force winds will be seen as early as late Tuesday night, with wind gusts not expecting to subside until Thursday morning. 

Local Shelters

As Tallahassee Memorial is not a designated hurricane shelter, please review the list of available shelters in Leon County, which are also as follows:

  • Chiles (pet friendly)
  • Godby High School
  • SAIL
  • Lincoln High School
  • Fort Braden School
  • Florida High – A special-needs shelter run by the Florida Department of Health. People are asked to call (850) 606-3700 ahead of time.

The following are shelters available in nearby counties:

  • Gadsden County: East High, West High, Havana Middle School
  • Jefferson County: Somerset High
  • Liberty County: W.R. Tolar School
  • Wakulla County: No shelters are available due to evacuation orders, but a shuttle is available on Tuesday from the Bayside Plaza Hotel in Panacea at 12:30pm and 3:30pm to take evacuees to Leon County shelters.

Visit www.floridadisaster.org or www.redcross.org to learn more.

In Leon County, a special-needs shelter run by the Florida Department of Health is also open at Florida High. If you or someone you are with is a special-needs evacuee, you are asked to call the shelter at 850-606-3700 to inform them of your needs.

Planning to go to a shelter? Review this list of What to Bring (and What Not to Bring) from the Red Cross.

Transportation

Star Metro will stop running at 7 pm tonight.

Other Helpful Resources:

  • Leon County Emergency Information Portal
  • Call Big Bend 2-1-1 if you need information, services and support.
  • Leon County Emergency Management- 850-606-3700
  • Talgov.com - For updates on City of Tallahassee Utilities and other city services
  • Infants and toddlers: Formula and/or breast milk, bottles, pacifiers, diapers, change of clothes
  • For older children: Rest mats, blanket, any comfort items like pillows, stuffed animals they need.
  • Food will be provided
  • FloridaDisaster.org
  • RedCross.org
  • Helpful Mobile Apps: Leon County Citizens Connect (Apple, Google Play)Florida Storms, Florida 511, FEMA, Red Cross

Postponement of Elective Cases and Office Closures

  • The Sleep Center will be closed on Tuesday (10/9) and Wednesday (10/10) night 
  • The following areas will be closed starting at noon on Tuesday (10/9) through Thursday (10/11): All Physician Partners practices (not including the Cancer Center)
  • The following areas have postponed all elective cases on ONLY Wednesday (10/10): Main Operating Room, The Surgery Center, Specials, Endoscopy, Cath Labs, Outpatient Imaging and Outpatient Wound Care
  • The following areas have postponed all elective cases or services on BOTH Wednesday (10/10) and Thursday (10/11): Adult Day Care, Outpatient Rehabilitation (PT, OT, ST, etc.), Red Hills Surgery Center, the Cancer Center, including Physician Partners and infusion therapy, Colleague Health Services (a nurse will be on-call)

 Personal Preparation

Here are some tips from the American Red Cross to be sure you are prepared to protect your family, home and pets. Read Tips

Communication Updates

Communication and updates will be available through the following methods. Please continue to monitor these resources for continuous updates.

FOR TMH COLLEAGUES

Incident Command

TMH Leadership has issued a Code Green Alert, with an anticipated call time for Code Green to go into effect at 7 pm tonight (Tuesday night). If there are any weather updates during the 4 pm EOC call that could push back the time for Code Green, an alert will be issued immediately. Once the Code Green is activated, the Incident Command Center will open in Conference Room A as a centralized communication and decision-making center. The following extensions should be used to speak with the appropriate individuals:

Incident Command - 4665
Information Officer - 6083
Conference Call Line - 7800
Operations - 4668
Planning and Logistics - 6085
Central Staffing - 2491

IMPORTANT: Please note that once the Code Green is called, the Alpha/Bravo system is enacted – please bring the following with you to the hospital:

  • Pillow, pillowcases, sheets, blankets, air mattresses or padding for comfort (bedding will not be supplied)
  • Personal toiletry items
  • Medications
  • Appropriate comfortable clothing and footwear, along with four days of appropriate attire for working. Scrubs will not be supplied for sleepwear.
  • Your hospital ID (needed for access to the hospital and roadways prior to and post storm)
  • One car per colleague

 Food Service Changes

Meal Service will continue as normal with the exception of cafeteria closures from 3-5 AM and 3-5 PM each day during the Code Green.

 Visitors

In order to ensure patient and colleague safety, after the Code Green is activated we will provide additional information regarding visitors.

Childcare

After Code Green is activated (note: Code Green is NOT yet active), childcare will be available for colleagues who are required to remain on duty. Childcare will be held in the auditorium for children aged 6 weeks to 10 years old. Employees who are on duty and have sleep-time are welcome to stay with their children in the auditorium, but please note that non-employed family members are not allowed to stay on property.

They will need to bring the following items:

  • Infants and toddlers: Formula and/or breast milk, bottles, pacifiers, diapers, change of clothes
  • For older children: Rest mats, blanket, any comfort items like pillows, stuffed animals they need.
  • Food will be provided

 Professional Preparation

Preparations at TMH are ongoing. Precautions have been made throughout the campus to minimize possible water intrusion using plastic and sand bags. All construction areas have been secured. Extra water, food, supplies and medications have been secured. In the event of power loss, generators will start automatically. Extra generators will be in place prior to the storm for Urgent Care Center and Cancer Center.

We ask that you review the Hurricane Response Plan on SPARK. Additionally, please review and print your downtime instructions.

HURRICANE MICHAEL UPDATE, October 8, 2018, 7:30 PM

Hurricane Update

Tallahassee and Leon County are now under a Hurricane Warning. The National Hurricane Center is predicting severe storm surges along the coasts of the Florida Panhandle, Big Bend and Nature Coast, as well as damaging winds, heavy rainfall, and flash floods expected in these areas. Hurricane conditions can be seen as early as Tuesday afternoon and into Thursday. We will provide additional updates as they become available.

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Communication Updates

Communication and updates will be available through the following methods. Please continue to monitor these resources for continuous updates.

Professional Preparation

Preparations at TMH are ongoing. Precautions have been made throughout the campus to minimize possible water intrusion using plastic and sand bags. All construction areas have been secured. Extra water, food, supplies and medications have been secured. In the event of power loss, generators will start automatically. Extra generators will be in place prior to the storm for Urgent Care Center and Cancer Center.

We ask that you review the Hurricane Response Plan on SPARK. Additionally, please review and print your downtime instructions. 

Personal Preparation

Here are some tips from the American Red Cross to be sure you are prepared to protect your family, home and pets. Read Tips.

As Tallahassee Memorial is not a designated hurricane shelter, please review the list of available open shelters in Leon County so you can make arrangements for family members and pets should you be scheduled to work. Please see the FAQs below for any questions regarding family members and childcare.

Childcare

After Code Green is activated (note: Code Green is NOT yet active), childcare will be available for colleagues who are required to remain on duty. Childcare will be held in the auditorium for children aged 6 weeks to 10 years old. Employees who are on duty and have sleep-time are welcome to stay with their children in the auditorium, but please note that non-employed family members are not allowed to stay on property. For any questions regarding shelters or childcare, please refer to the list of open shelters above or the FAQs below.

Postponement of Elective Cases and Office Closures

  • The following areas will be closing starting at noon on Tuesday (10/9) through Thursday (10/11): All Physician Partners practices (not including the Cancer Center)
  • The Sleep Center will be closed on Tuesday (10/9) and Wednesday (10/10) night
  • The following areas have postponed all elective cases on ONLY Wednesday (10/10): Main Operating Room, The Surgery Center, Specials, Endoscopy, Cath Labs, Outpatient Imaging and Outpatient Wound Care
  • The following areas have postponed all elective cases or services on BOTH Wednesday (10/10) and Thursday (10/11): Adult Day Care, Outpatient Rehabilitation (PT, OT, ST, etc.), Red Hills Surgery Center, the Cancer Center, including Physician Partners and infusion therapy,

Please note that if your department is closed, you may be needed in other areas of the organization. Please check with your manager to determine if you may be needed elsewhere in the organization during the storm.

Colleagues who work in administrative areas should check with their department manager to determine if their department will be open for normal activity on Wednesday and Thursday. If you are not sure if you are required to report to work, contact your manager.

Please follow along closely to TMH.ORG/StormUpdates or call the TMH Emergency Broadcast System 850-431-5099 for further updates.

HURRICANE MICHAEL UPDATE, October 8, 2018, 1:00 PM

As of 1:00 pm today, Tropical Storm Michael has been updated to Hurricane Michael. As timing is crucial in our preparation, will have a more detailed update to share after 5:30 pm which will include details on any practice or office closures, information on Alpha/Bravo teams, details on childcare, and more.

Please follow along closely to TMH.ORG/StormUpdates or call the TMH Emergency Broadcast System 850-431-5099 for further updates.

TROPICAL STORM MICHAEL UPDATE, October 8, 2018, 9:47 AM

Tallahassee Memorial is currently monitoring Tropical Storm Michael very closely. Though the Tropical Storm's path and anticipated landfall is still developing, leadership has already met and preparations are underway.

We value the safety of our colleagues and their families and want to be sure they are both professionally and personally prepared. Here are some Hurricane Preparedness Tips from the American Red Cross to be sure you are prepared to protect your family, home and pets.

Leadership will continue to monitor the progression of this huge storm.  Please follow along closely to TMH.ORG/StormUpdates or call the TMH Emergency Broadcast System 850-431-5099 for further updates.