Two hospitals in Panama City, Bay Medical Sacred Heart and Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, are evacuating all of their 330 patients in Hurricane Michael’s wake.Bay Medical Sacred Heart, which sheltered 1,500 people — staff’s families, first responders and patients — from the storm Wednesday said Thursday that that although everyone is safe, the building was damaged and it is evacuating more than 200 patients.Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center also announced in a statement that it’s evacuating its approximately 130 patients, starting with the most critically ill “because of the infrastructure challenges in our community.””Until we can be certain of stable public power, water and sewage systems, our patients will be safest in our neighboring hospitals,” the statement from Gulf Coast Regional said.Both hospitals said they are keeping their emergency rooms open.Bay Medical said on social media that it “sustained damage including windows blown out, cracking of an exterior wall and roof damage” when the hurricane hit the coast around Panama City on Wednesday. In a news release, the hospital said it also had water damage.

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