THR Aids More Than 300 from Hurricane Harvey

Texas Health nurse Lauren Stewart helps count and organize supplies at the Tarrant County shelter set up to treat evacuees of Houston and other areas of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. (Courtesy of: Texas Health)

Arlington-based Texas Health Resources and its hospitals in North Texas have reported receiving more than 300 individuals who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey in the Gulf Coast. Additionally, Texas Health workers are going to shelters in Dallas and Tarrant county to help shelter operations.

At the Wilkerson-Greines Athletic Center in Fort Worth, Texas Health is providing medical support for patients at the shelter. Texas Health physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and medical assistants are working with Tarrant County’s office of emergency management and the Fort Worth Fire Department to “support shelter operations.”

In Dallas, Texas Health is also supporting operations management at the megashelter inside the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. There, Texas Health is working with UT Southwestern and the Dallas Medical Operations Center to “address the needs of Gulf Coast residents staying in the shelter.”

William Craig, vice president of system preparedness at Texas Health, said in a statement: “Texas Health’s clinical and emergency management staff bring a wealth of knowledge to any type of response operation in support of our communities in North Texas. Whether we are volunteering on our own or participating as part of an organized endeavor, the communities of North Texas can count on Texas Health working collaboratively with others to meet the need.”

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