Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital To Reopen Friday For Emergency and Critical Services

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EVACUATED DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA

Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital will reopen Friday morning for emergency and limited critical services. The hospital, located just off State Road 520 on the Banana River in Cocoa Beach, transferred the majority of the facility’s patients last Friday to other Health First hospitals in Brevard County due to Hurricane Irma.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital will reopen Friday morning for emergency and limited critical services.

The hospital, located just off State Road 520 on the Banana River in Cocoa Beach, transferred the facility’s patients last Friday to other Health First hospitals in Brevard County due to Hurricane Irma.

The facility, which opened in 1962 with 44 beds, now features 150 beds and a 21-bed Level II Emergency Department.

The hospital complex also includes an adjoining six-story Medical Plaza that includes physician’s offices and a conference center, pre-operative testing, outpatient registration for laboratory testing and same-day surgery, as well as a Health Resource Center for the community.

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“Safety is our top priority, and we prepare for these types of situations,” said Matthew Gerrell, Health First Vice President Marketing & Communications.

“With Cape Canaveral Hospital being located on a barrier island, we felt the evacuation was needed to ensure the safety of our patients.”

Gerrell said that officials assess the hospital for any damage after the storm has passed, and now that the potable water system is back up, the facility has the green light to reopen at 7 a.m. on Friday morning.

Founded in 1995, Health First is Brevard County’s not-for-profit, community healthcare system. The fully Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) includes health insurance plans, four hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, and outpatient and wellness services.

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