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Testimonial: Championing Patient Safety in the Eye of a Natural Disaster


In August of 2017 Hurricane Harvey—a Category 4 hurricane reaching sustained winds up to 130 mph—made landfall on the Texas coastline.

For close to 96 hours, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont (BHSET) would be ground-zero for this catastrophic natural disaster. Hurricanes are a part of life on the Texas coast, and Baptist had already weathered three different storms prior to Harvey.

Although they were prepared for this storm’s arrival, every storm they face comes with an added element of the unpredictable. Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas’s story exemplifies that in the face of nature’s unpredictability, an organization can still adhere to a higher mission.

Guided by a smart disaster plan and with the support of their community, Baptist succeeded in their mission to react with love in a time of crisis.

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