Hospitals look for qualified nurses displaced by Hurricane Michael

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) — Hurricane Michael destroyed Bay Medical and forced some nurses to relocate, leaving hundreds worrying about when they would be able to find work.


Flowers Hospital Director of Marketing Emily Darnell said, “We're here to help if we can, by helping them get back to work and back on your feet anyway we can."

Luckily, Southeast Health has plenty of job openings.

SE Health Vice President for Human Resources Tony Welsh says, "We're constantly looking for good people. And, they're a lot of good employees that are down there who are unemployed through no fault of their own, right now. And, we want to give them an opportunity to experience Dothan and what we have to offer here at SouthEast Health."

With the holidays ahead, some families say the sooner they start working the better.

Judy Redden a recruitment manager with Baptist Health in Montgomery said, "We know how important it is for the families that have been affected to make sure that they're financially stable and able to continue to be productive and provide for their families."

Teams from hospitals are on the ground hosting job fairs in Panama City trying to hire qualified candidates.

Monday Baptist Health will hold a job fair from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Embassy Suites in Destin.

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