St. Joseph Medical Center is the only hospital in downtown Houston, and one of the few hospitals in the city that have remained open and fully operational since the beginning of Hurricane Harvey. Most of our staff members have been on duty since last Friday, many of whom have yet to leave to check on their homes and loved ones. They have been taking care of a steady stream of patients being brought in by EMS or the Houston Police Department as well as numerous evacuees from the George R. Brown Convention Center, located just blocks from the hospital. Yesterday, we opened an 8-bed emergency triage around the corner of the ER entrance where medical students and residents are assisting physicians and nurses to assess patients and administer on the spot first aid. Houston police officers, who have not been to their homes in days in need of medications and laundry services for clean uniforms, have been able to have their needs addressed by our staff as well.
St. Joseph Medical Center prepared for Hurricane Harvey well in advance of it reaching the city, and had all the necessary supplies available to remain operational. The facility is open and is providing their full range of services. At this time, the hospital has not sustained any significant damage associated with the hurricane. Since Friday, we have seen a steady influx of patients and have treated numerous people from the George R. Brown Convention Center shelter, first responders and community members.
For information about a patient or hospital services, please contact the hospital directly at 713-757-1000,
713-757-7575 or visit the website at sjmctx.com.