• By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus returning to normal operations after hurricane

October 8, 2016

exterior of Mayo Clinic hospital entrance in Florida
UPDATE Saturday, Oct. 8, 9:30 AM ET
Mayo Clinic's Florida campus is returning to normal operations.

  • The hospital and emergency room remain open
  • The Clinic will open for regular business hours on Monday, October 10
  • Dialysis will be open Sunday, October 9 for scheduled patients

UPDATE Friday, Oct. 7, 9 PM ET
Hurricane Matthew is weakening as it moves up the coast away from Florida. Hotels and other buildings on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus will reopen when authorities deem it is safe for people to travel to the area and allow residents to return to surrounding areas that were evacuated by the city. Mayo Clinic will resume normal operations once it is safe to travel.

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UPDATE Friday, Oct. 7 at 9:45 AM ET
All clinic and non-inpatient operations at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus are now closed through Saturday, Oct. 8.


UPDATE Thursday, Oct. 6 at 11 PM ET
Mayo Clinic's Florida campus is located in a zone where there is the potential for flooding. Our capacity to handle new patients at this time is limited.


UPDATE Thursday, Oct. 6 at 4 PM ET
Mayo Clinic continues to monitor Hurricane Matthew. The following is an update to operations:

  • Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry has ordered an evacuation of the Jacksonville beaches and Intracoastal areas within Zones A, B and C. Mayo Clinic's Florida's campus is located in Zone C, but as a vital service we are requested to “defend in place” and are prepared to do so. The hospital uses this strategy due to the population of individuals, including patients who are be confined to bed and maybe unable to evacuate; or patients who may be attached to life-sustaining equipment and removing from the building might be dangerous. If needed, occupants are moved to a safe location on the same floor or a higher location.
  • Mayo Clinic's Beaches Primary Care, St. Augustine Primary Care, and Sandcastle are closed and will likely re-open on Monday, Oct. 10.
  • All clinic and non-inpatient operations will end at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6.
  • Mayo Clinic is formalizing plans to extend hours the week of Oct. 10 to accommodate any patients looking to reschedule because of the storm.
  • The patient information line (904-953-7100) remains active.

UPDATE 12:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, Oct. 6
Mayo Clinic is committed to serving the needs of our patients and community before, during, and after Hurricane Matthew. In response to Hurricane Matthew the following changes will be made to operations at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus:

  • The following Mayo Clinic locations closed at end of business on Wednesday, Oct. 5 and will re-open on Monday, Oct. 10: Beaches Primary Care, St. Augustine Primary Care, and Sandcastle.
  • All clinic and non-inpatient operations will end at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6.
  • Outpatient dialysis services will be modified to accommodate patients on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 9. Outpatient dialysis will be closed Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8.
  • Plans to extend clinic hours the week of Oct. 10 are underway to accommodate any patients looking to reschedule because of the storm.

As of Thursday, October 6, 12:00 noon Eastern, Hurricane Matthew continues to be a threat to the east coast of the U.S.. Currently, Matthew is a major hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 156 mph. (Category 4). The storm is in the northwest Bahamas, moving northward at 10 mph.

The latest track from the National Hurricane Center shows Matthew affecting the east coast of Florida, as well as eastern portions of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. As with any hurricane, a shift in track will increase or decrease local impacts.

Hurricane Matthew’s approach puts it close to Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. Storm tracking indicates it will impact the area late on Friday, Oct. 7, into the morning of Saturday, Oct. 8.

Currently, Mayo Clinic's Florida campus and all related facilities are open during business hours. The clinic is formalizing plans to extend hours on Thursday, Oct. 6, as well as the week of Monday, Oct. 10, to accommodate patients looking to reschedule because of the storm.

The hospital on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus has what is called a defend-in-place strategy. This is due to the population of individuals, including patients who may be confined to bed and maybe unable to evacuate; or patients might be attached to life-sustaining equipment and removing from the building might be dangerous. If needed, occupants are moved to a safe location on the same floor or a higher location.

Updates will be added to this Mayo Clinic News Network post throughout the weekend.
Call the Patient Information Hotline at 904-953-7100 for the latest information.

For the latest on Hurricane Matthew go to the National Hurricane Center.

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