"We are preparing to receive patients," McLeod spokeswoman Jumana Swindler said.
"We have daily updates and are preparing for hurricane response whether it's patients or patient-related.We do have an action plan, and we are working on a daily basis to keep the lines of communication open."Swindler
said it's uncertain just how many patients are going to be received, or how long they will be flowing in, although one person listed in good condition has been seen at one of McLeod's
facilities in Dillon.
"There is no way to determine that at this time," she
said."We just know there are plans in place to take care of them, and that's what we will do, take care of the patients and work with agencies to facilitate housing for families."McLeod
is closely coordinating this effort with the S.C. Hospital Association
and the American Hospital Association
.Officials there also have met with other agencies helping to coordinate relief for the disaster including the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, S.C. Department of Social Services
and the S.C. Department of Health
and Environmental Control.
No matter how many of the hurricane's victims come through McLeod's doors, Swindler
emphasized that the hospital is quite ready to meet their needs.
"We are prepared and our staff is ready to take care of them," she