Rock Morille, vice president of facilities, explains how Baylor College of Medicine's infrastructure held up against Hurricane Harvey.
“Those who lived through Allison returned to chaos, disruption and uncertainty,” recalled Dr. Richard Gibbs, director of the Human Genome Sequencing Center. “What’s remarkable now is how un-remarkable it is to come back on campus” following four days of closure.
For Kristin Wade, vice president of nursing, the College’s clinical recovery efforts began before the floodwater had drained from the Texas Medical Center. “Even when we are closed we have physicians on call and answering MyChart questions. Our patients still need taking care of,” she said.
With hundreds of thousands of research mice and other species in their care, the Center for Comparative Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine begins preparing for events like Harvey at the beginning of every hurricane season. Dr. Cindy Buckmaster, director, explains how her team gets ready to ride out the storm.
As Hurricane Harvey made its way through Houston, most people were sheltered in place for days at a time due to flooding. For Baylor College of Medicine radiology resident Dr. Varshana Gurusamy, that place was Ben Taub Hospital. Here, she recounts her experience.
As director of security, Butch Roberson helped lead the team of about 50 employees who rode out Hurricane Harvey at Baylor College of Medicine's main campus to ensure the building was safe and secure from flood waters.