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Hurricanes land one-two punch on Southeast healthcare facilities

Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas and Virginia in September, forcing hospitals and long-term care facilities to evacuate and transfer patients. Less than a month later, an even more powerful Hurricane Michael hammered the Florida Gulf Coast, causing extensive damage to at least two hospitals. These back-to-back events served as powerful reminders that the healthcare industry remains disturbingly vulnerable to natural disasters that can disrupt continuing patient care.

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