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‘I was grateful she would be safe’: First NICU baby evacuated from Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center

Patient safety is always top of mind for Lindsey Bruce. It’s her job as a regulatory compliance coordinator at HCA Healthcare affiliate Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City, Florida. And as the threat of Hurricane Michael loomed on the Florida Panhandle, Bruce didn’t hesitate to allow the transfer of her one-day-old, premature daughter…
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Bayonet Point Hurricane Evacuation
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Bayonet Point’s hurricane evacuation showcases strong teamwork and patient care

When Hurricane Hermine hit southern Florida on Aug. 31, 2016, the physicians and staff at Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center, just north of Tampa, Fla., did what they always do: provide outstanding patient care, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Although the facility was ready for any hurricane-related inci-dents and had an evacuation plan…
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