Carol Ward, an inventory technician, had ordered and was overseeing the mounds of supplies coming in – she’s wrangled needed items for departments for 25 years.
Like Ward, many team members are veterans at hurricane preparations – they’ve been through this for decades.
“We are not new to this,” says Bruce Pattillo, director of the emergency department at Tidelands Waccamaw, who has worked during hurricanes for 26 years. “We prepare and prepare well.”
On 3 East early Tuesday, nurses tried on their Tidelands Health “hurricane responder” squall jackets – which were issued to all team members recently.
“I just put my jacket on, so I’m ready,” registered nurse Tiffany Waddell said.