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Published on September 15, 2018

Tidelands Health resumes emergency services

Emergency services at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital resumed at 10 a.m. on Saturday, fulfilling a commitment by the health system to restore emergency care as soon as weather conditions permitted.

In response to a state order, the emergency departments at both hospitals temporarily suspended service on Friday afternoon. Although originally ordered by the state to close at 1 p.m. on Thursday, the health system received special permission to continue emergency care and work with local emergency responders until tropical-storm-force winds began.

With conditions improving, the health system resumed emergency services in support of emergency responders and the community on Saturday morning.

“Such a prompt resumption of care was only possible because of our Tidelands Health team members, some of whom sheltered in place at our hospitals,” said Bruce Bailey, president and CEO of Tidelands Health. “It’s a reflection of the willingness of our team members to put the needs of our community above themselves.

“With their support, we’ve resumed emergency care quickly, and we’re committed to restoring the remainder of our services as soon as we can.”


Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 60 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners work side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.