The following are re-openings following Florence impacts as of Sept. 17, 2018.
HEALTHCARE AND HOSPITALS:
- Grand Strand Medical Center will reopen to patients at 8 am on Sunday, Sept 15, 2018 – Main Campus Services to Open Sunday – ER & Level I Trauma Center, Heart Services, including Heart Surgery, Heart Catherterizations & Cardiovascular Intensive Care, Stroke Care, Intensive Care & Pediatric Intensive Care, and Behavioral Health Care (this is usually offered at South Strand Medical Center but will be temporarily open at the main campus). Family member who are seeking information on where their loved was evacuated to can call the Family Reunification phone line at 844-582-2350.
- Fresenius Kidney Care Clinic is opening a command center at 1420 Freedom Blvd in Florence to support the reopening of the clinics in the region. The command is set up to offer food, water, and personal supplies to employees and patients. There is a hotline available by calling 1-800-626-1297 available for all patients, regardless of dialysis provider.
- Tidelands Health hospitals are open, and outpatient care locations will reopen Monday on a normal schedule.
- 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.
- All HopeHealth locations will operate a normal schedule on Monday, September 17.
- Grand Strand Health is reopening the following services at 7 am on Monday, September 17: All remaining services at Grand Strand Medical Center, including elective surgery and outpatient services; South Strand Medical Center including the ER and Behavioral Health Services; Carolina Forest Imaging Center; The Breast Center.
- Coast RTA has announced that it will resume its paratransit services for medical/dialysis appointments ONLY. Paratransit services will resume Monday, September 17.
RESTAURANTS AND BUSINESSES:
- Coastal Grand Mall will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 17 and operate on a normal schedule. Cinemark will be open Sunday, September 16th. Restaurant and Department Store hours may vary so please contact them directly.
- Various Sam’s Clubs in the North and South Carolina areas are open and are temporarily waiving membership fees to help those affected by Hurricane Florence. Please see release below for more info and specific locations.
- Honda of South Carolina will return to Plant Operating Status Level A: Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, September 17. All 1st shift production associates and all support associates should report to work at 8:30 a.m.
- Famous Hamburger Joe’s on Highway 17 is open as of Noon today.
- Buoys on the Boulevard on Ocean Boulevard off of Main Street in North Myrtle Beach will be open starting Monday.
- All BI-LO and Harveys Supermarkets in South Carolina are open for business (however still subject to local curfews). This includes the stores as well as their pharmacies (where applicable).
- HSC will return to Plant Operating Status Level A: Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018. All 1st shift production associates and all support associates should report to work at 8:30 a.m.
- Florence County will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Monday, September 17, 2018 to normal operating hours.
- Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School in Darlington will reopen for classes on Tuesday, September 18th.
(Source: WPDE News)