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Hurricane Florence Updates

September 26, 2018

UPDATE as of Wednesday, September 26, 2018


We are pleased to announce that  all departments and clinics have resumed normal operations! SurgiCare, our outpatient surgery center,  and our Cath Lab re-opened this week.  We are very grateful to our staff for their ongoing dedication and determination. As you visit the hospital you will notice that some departments and services are in temporary locations.  We appreciate your patience as we continue to repair and rebuild.  


UPDATE as of Friday, September 21, 2018

The main hospital campus has almost resumed normal operations. Most departments will be open and operating under their regular hours, as of Friday, September 21. The only departments that remain closed or with limited capacity are Education, SurgiCare, Cath Lab, and Nuclear Medicine (limited). We will resume our normal visitation policy on Friday as well.

Meanwhile, we are pleased to report that our outpatient departments and clinics are OPEN as follows:


RE-OPENINGS as of Thursday, September 20, 2018

We are pleased to announce the following will be open normal hours Thursday, September 20:



Thanks to the extraordinary dedication and determination of many people, Onslow Memorial Hospital continues to provide care for hospitalized and emergency patients as our county recovers from Hurricane Florence.  The outpouring of support from hospital staff, physicians and multiple local, state, federal and private agencies has been amazing, and paved the way for us to resume normal operations in several of our departments and clinics.

I’m pleased to announce the following will be open normal hours Wednesday, September 19:

Please stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for updates on re-opening our other physician practices and outpatient services later this week.

Our OMH family have been tireless in their efforts to help us clean up and rebuild. I have been humbled and inspired by their spirit. Like the rest of Onslow County, we have a long journey ahead of us, and if the last few days are any indication, this hospital, this city, this county, will emerge from this disaster better than before.   


Penney Burlingame Deal, DHA, RN, FACHE

President and Chief Executive Officer

Onslow Memorial Hospital



Onslow County Manager, David Cotton has lifted the mandatory evacuation order as of this morning, September 18th at 8:00 am.

All phone lines remain down at the hospital (Century Link issue). Hospital staff using cell phones for outside communications to facilitate patient care locally as well as patient transfers. We are still on generators. Thanks for your patience.

The hospital remains on generator power for now. Normal operations will resume when we’re fully back on commercial power.  Meanwhile, our outpatient facilities remain closed and elective surgeries are canceled Monday, Sept. 17th and Tuesday, Sept. 18th.

At this time we are not open to visitors.  Our normal visitation policy will resume when we are back on commercial power and fully operational.