Northeast Florida hospitals emerged from Hurricane Irma relatively unscathed, largely because of detailed emergency plans, according to an article on The Florida Times-Union website.
Predetermined staff brought in their suitcases — and in some cases their children and pets — and lived at work for a few days, the article said.
On their time off, they slept in conference rooms or their offices. Some added sandbag-filling to their duties.
“Mayo Clinic staff started preparing for the storm more than a week prior to experts saying the projected path would impact Florida,” said Gianrico Farrugia, CEO of Mayo’s Jacksonville campus.
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