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Hurricane Florence

September 17, 2018

UPDATE: Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence imageDear Colleagues: 

As the humanitarian crisis in the Carolinas following Hurricane Florence continues to unfold, our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by this devastating natural disaster and its aftermath. Operation Giving Back (OGB) is monitoring the situation, and we currently have not received a call for assistance for surgical teams to serve in the region as medical volunteers. As the storm is still wreaking havoc in the region as a tropical depression for the next couple of days, it may be awhile until a viable need for services can be assessed and implemented for surgeon volunteers if needed. We will keep you posted. 

In the meantime, if you have any information about the region or need for surgical services and/or supplies that you think we should know about, please contact us at


David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS
ACS Executive Director
American College of Surgeons

Girma Tefera, MD, FACS
Medical Director
Operation Giving Back

Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS
ACS Division of Member Services


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