Medical City Healthcare
September 01, 2017

UPDATE: Medical City Healthcare Hospitals Receive Beaumont Patients, Utilize Telehealth Services for Specialist Consultation

Medical City Healthcare hospitals have received 33 adult patients from facilities on the Gulf Coast impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Eleven patients arrived safely from Baptist Beaumont Hospital after it lost water supply Thursday. Twenty-two patients arrived previously from sister HCA Healthcare hospitals.  Patients have been safely admitted at ten North Texas Medical City Healthcare hospitals for high level and specialized care.  Additional patients are anticipated today, helping create additional capacity in Gulf Coast hospitals to treat residents with chronic and emerging medical needs.

“No matter where the patient comes from or the medical facility in need, we are committed to our mission to the care and improvement of human life,” says Erol Akdamar, FACHE, President of Medical City Healthcare. “Together, we stand Texas strong.”

The patients are acutely ill with a wide range of conditions, most requiring intensive care. Patient ages range from the 20’s to the 80’s.

Family members looking for loved ones can call the toll-free Patient Unification Number at 844-674-7431

Medical City Healthcare is also assisting with patient diagnosis and treatment through its telehealth services. Specialists have provided consultation via secure web connections to sister HCA Hospitals. Psychiatry consultations have been the top request.

In addition, nearly 40 members of the Medical City Healthcare specially trained nurse strike team have been deployed to assist with medical emergency response in the Gulf Coast. The mobile medical unit was able to help fulfill two critical orders for pharmacy and medical supplies Thursday. 

VIDEO/SOUND: An unedited interview and broll with Medical City Healthcare Chief Nursing Executive Zach Mueller, RN, is available on vimeo: https://vimeo.com/232091992

Periodic updates will be posted on the Medical City Healthcare Facebook page.


ORIGINAL UPDATE: August 31, 2017

UPDATE: Medical City Healthcare Hospitals Help Create Capacity for Gulf Coast Medical Facilities

Medical City Healthcare hospitals have received 22 adult patients evacuated from HCA Healthcare hospitals on the Gulf Coast impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Patients have been safely admitted at ten North Texas Medical City Healthcare hospitals for high level and specialized care. Additional patients are anticipated today.

“We have received some of the most critically ill patients from our sister HCA Healthcare hospitals on the Gulf Coast,” says Erol Akdamar, FACHE, President of Medical City Healthcare. “This helps create capacity in those facilities so our colleagues in the disaster zone can treat residents with chronic and emerging medical needs.”

The patients are acutely ill with a wide range of conditions, most requiring intensive care. Patient ages range from the 20’s to the 80’s.

Family members looking for loved ones can call the toll-free Patient Unification Number at 844-674-7431.

To date, 33 members of the Medical City Healthcare specially trained nurse strike team have been deployed to assist with medical emergency response in the Gulf Coast.

Periodic updates will be posted on the Medical City Healthcare Facebook page.


ORIGINAL UPDATE: August 30, 2017

UPDATE: Medical City Healthcare Hospitals Receive Evacuated Patients from Hurricane Harvey

Medical City Healthcare hospitals have received 13 adult patients evacuated from Gulf Coast hospitals impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Additional patients are anticipated and will be sent to North Texas Medical City Healthcare hospitals for high level and specialized care.

The patients are acutely ill with a wide range of conditions. Patient ages range from the 30’s to the 80’s.

Family members looking for loved ones can call the toll-free Patient Unification Number at (844) 674-7431.

In addition, six members of the Medical City Healthcare nurse strike team were deployed to the Houston area disaster zone Wednesday morning. These highly skilled nurses will relieve some of the 20 Medical City Healthcare emergency medical task force colleagues deployed for emergency response prior to the storm. This team will provide high-level medical care for acutely sick patients in shelters or field hospitals, depending on the need. Additional volunteer staff are being organized to relieve staff in affected hospitals.

As part of HCA Healthcare, we are dedicated to the care and improvement of human life. We stand strong with our sister hospitals in the Gulf Coast region directly impacted and with those across Texas who are coming to the aid of adults and children in need.

Click here for video of patient evacuees arriving by helicopter.

Click here for a picture of the nurse strike team deployed to the disaster zone Wednesday.

Periodic updates will be posted on the Medical City Healthcare Facebook page.


ORIGINAL RELEASE: August 29, 2017

Medical City Healthcare hospitals are mobilizing to receive patients evacuated from Gulf Coast hospitals severely impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Initially, 11 ICU patients will be transferred to North Texas from our sister HCA Gulf Coast hospitals. Additional patients are anticipated and will be sent to North Texas Medical City Healthcare hospitals for high level and specialized care.

As part of HCA Healthcare, we are prepared to protect the safety of our patients, medical staff and visitors. We stand with our sister hospitals in the Gulf Coast region directly impacted and those across Texas who are coming to the aid of adults and children in need.

Family members looking for loved ones can call the toll-free Patient Unification Number at (844) 674-7431.

Right now, 20 of our emergency medical task force colleagues are deployed and assisting with emergency response in the Houston area. Additional volunteer staff are being organized to relieve staff in affected hospitals.

Periodic updates will be posted on the Medical City Healthcare Facebook page.

About Medical City Healthcare

Medical City Healthcare is one of the North Texas region’s largest and most comprehensive healthcare providers and includes 13 hospitals, more than 7,000 active physicians and 14,000 employees in North Texas. Three Medical City Healthcare hospitals are accredited comprehensive stroke centers, five hospitals hold the prestigious Magnet Recognized® status from the American Nurses Association, and six have been recognized by The Joint Commission as Top Performers in the nation. Part of HCA Healthcare (HCA), the nation’s leading provider of quality healthcare services with 165 hospitals in the United States and England.