This visitation update will be effective 10/10 at 10:00 AM

Dear Patients, Families and Visitors:

Capital Regional Medical Center is preparing for Hurricane Michael. At this time, Tallahassee will be impacted with significant wind and rain Wednesday.

Our goal is to keep everyone safe.

Patients that are able to be discharged, will be discharged as quickly as possible so you can return to your home and make preparations.

Wednesday morning, October 10th, all visitors must be accounted for during the storm. Nursing leadership, on your unit, will ask you to sign into the visitor log and will give you an arm band and sticker that must be worn at all times while in the hospital.

The hospital will have “Limited Access” starting 9am Wednesday morning, October 10th. The front entrance to the hospital will be locked due to storm winds and rain. The Emergency Department entrance will be the only access to the hospital.

Each patient may have an adult family member/visitor stay.

Once we go into “Limited Access” status, no visitors will be allowed to leave the building, this is for your safety. Once Leon County Emergency Management determines the roads are safe, our “Limited Access” status will be lifted.

Please direct any questions you have to Nursing Leadership on your unit. Prior to going on lock down we will need to account for all visitors in the building, you will be given an arm band and sticker that must be worn at all times while in the hospital.

Sincerely,

Capital Regional Medical Center Administrative Team

Capital Regional Medical Group - Bannerman Office

Capital Regional Medical Group - Bannerman will reopen on Wednesday, 10/17.

Capital Regional Medical Group - Chattahoochee Office

The Chattahoochee location will reopen as of 10/22.

Capital Regional Medical Group - Main Campus

Capital Regional Medical Group - Main Campus will reopen on Monday 10/15.

Capital Regional Medical Group - Crawfordville

Capital Regional Medical Group - Crawfordville will reopen on Monday 10/15.

Capital Regional Medical Group - Southwood

Capital Regional Medical Group - Southwood will reopen on Monday 10/15.

Capital Regional - Vascular Surgery

Capital Regional - Vascular Surgery will reopen on Monday 10/15.

Capital Regional Medical Center - Florida Heart & Lung Institute

Capital Regional Medical Center - Florida Heart & Lung Institute will reopen on Monday 10/15.

Capital Regional Cardiology Associates

Capital Regional Cardiology Associates will reopen on Monday 10/15.

Capital Regional Surgical Associates

Capital Regional Surgical Associates will reopen on Monday 10/15.

Capital Regional Medical Center offers one of the most comprehensive hurricane preparedness plans to ensure our patients and our staff who care for them are safe before, during and after a storm. We have contracts with vendors from around the state and nation to provide support from on-site security to generators and food for our patients and staff. Transfer processes and plans with our network of hospitals across the country also exist should patients need to be relocated.

As an acute care hospital, our resources are committed to providing for our patients and staff who will remain here to care for them during the duration of the storm. Please note we are not a shelter and are not equipped to serve as a shelter during a storm.

If You Are Expecting

Any pregnant woman who is two weeks from her due date (36 weeks gestation) or is considered high-risk may be asked to stay at the hospital in the event of a hurricane. If your physician determines that it is necessary for you to be in the hospital, arrive no later than four hours before landfall.

If You Receive Home Health Care and Are Homebound

If you are a homebound patient or dependent on any medical device that requires electricity, please contact your physician to ask for his or her recommendation.

If you are receiving home health services, please make sure your home health provider has developed a special hurricane plan for you.

If you require oxygen, check with your supplier about emergency plans.

Should you evacuate, please remember to take with you:

  • Medications
  • Written Care Instructions
  • Special Equipment
  • Bedding

If You Have Special Needs

If you are dependent on life support systems or on any medical device which requires electricity, you will need to make plans to relocate early for a hurricane. Power may be off for some time before, during and after a storm.