201909-01-87 - Columbia VA Health Care System
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Columbia VA Health Care System



September 3, 2019

Dorian Update

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2019…

Columbia VA Health Care System status: The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical center and all community-based outpatient clinics are operational at this time and will remain open for all appointments. The Columbia VA HCS Director has activated the Emergency Operations Center to manage all planning and actions related to the storm. We will provide periodic updates on the Columbia VA HCS’ Facebook and Twitter (@VAColumbiaSC) sites, as well as the public website (www.columbiasc.va.gov).

Veterans who have questions may also contact the Veteran. Disaster Hotline at (800) 507-4571.


Employee status: All employees should report to their respective areas at the beginning of their tour of duty. Employees should make emergency plans to ensure their families are safe. Guidance on status for the VAMC, all clinics, and VAMC sites will be updated as more information and updated storm projections become available. A final decision, if any, regarding staff that will be needed to shelter in place will be made later in the week as hurricane projections are updated and will be communicated to staff by their immediate supervisor. Questions regarding work status should be addressed by your supervisor.

DAV TRANSPORTATION: DAV transportation for appointments this week is operational currently.

PATIENT PRESCRIPTION REFILLS: Prescriptions received from the Charleston CMOP will be processed and mailed from other CMOP’s.

SECURE MESSAGING/CALL CENTER: Both are operational and accepting messages and calls.