Martin General Hospital evacuates patients, emergency department currently open

Published 11:52 am Wednesday, September 12, 2018

From Martin General Hospital


WILLIAMSTON — Martin General Hospital has activated its emergency operations plan in advance of Hurricane Florence and is currently evacuating all inpatients. The hospital intends to continue operating the emergency department, as well as its labor and delivery unit, at this time.

The hospital plans to suspend all other outpatient and clinic operations starting the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 13.

“With reports indicating Hurricane Florence was increasing in intensity, and out of an abundance of caution, we decided to evacuate our hospital inpatients today,” said CEO Joan L. White-Wagoner. “We will resume full operations as soon as it is safe to do so.”

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For members of the media seeking information, please contact Dee Harper, marketing director, at 252-809-6371.

Martin General Hospital is a community-focused healthcare provider of inpatient, outpatient, medical and surgical care with a team of more than 80 healthcare professionals and is a recipient of the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. For more information about Martin General Hospital, please visit or call 252-809-6332.