Beaufort Memorial Hospital evacuating patients, closing ER

Beaufort Memorial Hospital evacuating patients, closing ER

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) - Beaufort Memorial Hospital officials announced they will begin evacuating hospital patients and closing the ER immediately.

According to a release, staff are preparing to evacuate approximately 70 patients, and are treating and releasing emergency room patients as appropriate.

Patients' family members and/or emergency contacts will be notified when transfer arrangements are made with receiving facilities in South Carolina and Georgia.

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