Hurricane Emergency Information

Manatee Memorial Hospital Hurricane Preparations for 2013

Hurricane season runs from June 1 until the last day in November. Residents need to be prepared during these months for a storm.

The management and staff at Manatee Memorial Hospital work closely with the Manatee County Emergency Operations Center and other agencies and healthcare providers to address the health needs of the community during and after a hurricane.

Hurricane infrastructure of the hospital includes:

  • Main hospital consists of concrete block and steel and has been updated with hurricane window shields, which can withstand 200 mph winds.
  • The patient tower is made of concrete block and steel sheeting that will withstand 155 mph winds. The windows are made of hurricane impact glass and are 2 ½ inches thick and will withstand 200 mph winds.

A hospital command center is activated when an approaching hurricane merits such activation. Once activated, the hospital command center will be maintained by administrative and medical staff throughout the duration of the hurricane. Adjustments to surgery schedules and patient capacity may occur at the direction of the hospital’s command center.

Manatee Memorial is not a designated community, medical or special needs shelter. Residents should identify the evacuation shelters closest to their homes. For more information please visit the county's web site www.mymanatee.org. If you have a special or medical need, please visit www.mymanatee.org and click on the special needs button to preregister. You can also contact the Manatee and Sarasota County's American Red Cross web site www.manateesarasotaredcross.org.

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Manatee Memorial Hospital is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.     

Manatee Memorial Hospital
206 Second Street East
Bradenton, FL 34208

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