— The Woodhulys Hospital, the Liberty Hospital and the Jps hospital will reopen Thursday after being shut down overnight for several days, Georgia Gov.
Nathan Deal said.
Deal announced the closures on Twitter, saying the closure was necessary to keep the emergency department and emergency department-affiliated medical units functioning.
Deal said the closures were necessary to provide more support to the emergency departments and medical units of the state.
The closures are part of the emergency management process that involves emergency medical personnel and their families, he said.
“I want to thank all of you for your continued support and assistance,” he said in a tweet.
The governor said the emergency medical units at Woodhulla and Liberty Hospital will remain closed until the state’s Emergency Management Agency completes an investigation.
The Jps Medical Center at Woodhaven will remain open for the time being.
Deal says the hospital and emergency departments are staffed and operational, though he says they will be closed in the next few days for a new state of emergency declaration.
Deal also said he wants to thank the families of the Woodhollys and Liberty victims, the state fire marshal, the Georgia Department of Public Safety, the State Emergency Services Agency, the Department of Emergency Services, the American Red Cross, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia.