FRANKLIN, Tenn.–(September 1, 2017)– Over the next two days 72 IASIS Healthcare workers from Arizona, Utah, Northeast Texas, and Colorado will be flying to Texas to give relief to their counterparts that have been caring for flood victims over the past week. IASIS has four hospitals in Southeast Texas, St. Joseph Medical Center and St. Joseph Medical Center in the Heights, located in Houston, The Medical Center of Southeast Texas located in Port Arthur, and The Medical Center of Southeast Texas-Victory Campus in Beaumont. All four facilities have remained open and operational during Hurricane Harvey and the catastrophic flooding that followed.
“We sent out a communication to our unaffected hospitals to see who would be willing to travel to our Southeast Texas hospitals and assist. Within a few hours we had 72 volunteers,” said Tedd Adair, Chief Clinical Officer for IASIS Healthcare. “We are enormously proud and grateful that so many of our IASIS team members were willing to go and support their fellow employees during these extremely trying times.”
When Hurricane Harvey swept into the region early Saturday, IASIS hospitals teams in the path of the storm were well prepared and remained operational when many other area hospitals had to either close or offer limited services. Hundreds of employees worked around the clock, not leaving the hospital for days, many not knowing if they had homes to return to. Their efforts have been truly heroic for the communities that they serve and now IASIS team members from across the country have a chance to support them as they provide care to so many in need.
While in Texas the medical teams plan to stay for a 10-day period, with many being housed in the hospitals where they are stationed. Some will fly into the Austin area and then travel by bus or van for up to 24 hours to reach their final destination.
Hundreds of IASIS Healthcare employees who live in Southeast Texas have suffered both personal loss and loss of homes and property. If you would like to help our employees affected by this disaster, please visit our IASIS Healthcare Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund online at iasishealthcare.com/texas-disaster-relief-fund/.