Hurricane Charley hit Charlotte County hard on August 13th and the impact on Fawcett Memorial Hospital and our staff was overwhelming. News journalists have called this the most powerful storm to hit Florida in decades. Trying to overcome the practical challenges of this event as well as the powerful emotions would have been impossible without the assistance of so many people and organizations.
Within hours of Charley's departure, contractors and work crews were on site clearing debris and making basic repairs. The hurricane struck Friday afternoon and by Monday afternoon we were ready for emergency surgery and admitting patients by Wednesday. While it will take a lot more time to fully restore the facility, your service was a tremendous contribution to Fawcett Memorial Hospital and Charlotte County.
Thank you for coming to our rescue.
Thomas J. Rice, FACHE
Fawcett Memorial was found to have been severely damaged during the aftermath of Hurricane Charley. My company was called upon to quickly help assess the damage and begin remediation of the top two floors of the hospital. AEH&S quickly responded to our need and provided accurate and reliable air and bulk sampling, site evaluation, and consultation. Following this project, representatives of Fawcett Memorial Hospital expressed their great appreciation for the work that both my company and AEH&S provided. AEH&S provided an excellent and immediate service that gave my company the highest quality results possible.