The couple, and the health system, have learned lessons with each storm since Hurricane Hugo. As Tidelands Health has grown – now with four hospitals and more than 60 outpatient locations – its storm preparations have become more elaborate across multiple locations.
“Back then with Hurricane Hugo, it was like the frontier – you just figured it out,” Dr. William Richmond said. “Now, we’ve been through so many, we are just getting pretty good at this, unfortunately.”
Because of their different specialties, the Drs. Richmond don’t work side by side throughout the storm but still find comfort in knowing the other is nearby and safe.
“You just have someone who understands it all,” Dr. William Richmond said. “We know what is required, and that’s incredibly helpful.”