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Houston Healthcare - Perry Receives National StormReady Certification

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Houston Healthcare - Perry Receives National StormReady Certification

The National Weather Service and Georgia StormReady Advisory Board have officially recognized Houston Heathcare - Perry (an acute care hospital in Perry, GA) as a StormReady location! Houston Healthcare - Perry is just the 8th "Commercial" site to become StormReady in the state of Georgia!

“When patients and visitors spend time at Houston Healthcare, whether at the Perry or Warner Robins hospital campuses, they can rest assured they will be safe during severe weather,” says Todd Edenfield, vice president/administrator, Houston Healthcare-Perry. “We have a robust system in place to prepare, notify, and respond to all types of extreme weather.”

According to the National Weather Service, StormReady organizations and communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness.

Being StormReady means that a facility has:

  • Created a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center
  • Established multiple ways to receive severe weather warnings and to alert the public
  • Created a system that monitors local weather conditions
  • Promoted the importance of public readiness through community seminars
  • Established a formal severe weather plan

Houston Healthcare’s Warner Robins campus became Georgia’s fifth StormReady facility in 2018. David Borghelli, director, Houston Healthcare Emergency Medical Services, led the charge in seeing that both hospital campuses achieved StormReady certification.

“The safety of our patients and staff is priority at Houston Healthcare,” says Borghelli. “Safety during hazardous weather conditions is no exception. We are honored that both our Perry and Warner Robins campuses are part of the National Weather Service’s effort to save lives and reduce the impact of any severe weather that may occur in Houston County.”