Beaufort Memorial Prepares to Receive Evacuated Patients, Reopen Facilities

BEAUFORT, SC – Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) is preparing to receive patients who were evacuated before the storm, and to open its hospital and outpatient clinics for business Wednesday morning. 

Governor Henry McMaster lifted the mandatory medical evacuation for BMH, which allowed administrators to begin coordinating efforts for their patients’ return. Approximately 35 patients were evacuated to AnMed, MUSC, Lexington Medical Center, Spartanburg Medical Center, Carolinas Hospital System, Pelham Medical Center, and Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital late last week. Trident Medical Center accepted several patients who were transferred from the hospital’s ER, as well.  All of the patients are expected to return by the end of day Wednesday. 

“Once again, we’re so grateful to our colleagues and staff at the receiving hospitals that have been caring for our patients,” Chief Nursing Officer Karen Carroll said. “It gives us great confidence to know there are so many skilled, compassionate caregivers who are willing to assist us in emergencies.” 

The hospital emergency room remains open today. The hospital, outpatient centers, physician clinics, and LifeFit Wellness Center will be operating on a normal schedule on Wednesday. 

Future updates will be made available on the hospital’s website at


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