Here are some of our many team members who worked together to provide safe care for our patients, their families, and our facilities during this Houston area wi...nter weather event.
Travel conditions are expected to improve throughout the day. Outpatient services at our Texas Medical Center location will return to normal operations at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17. Our locations in Bay Area, Katy, Memorial City and The Woodlands open at noon.
Employees are to return to work as scheduled if it's safe to do so. Stay in touch with your supervisors regarding your personal situations. Our parking garages are open and our campus shuttles are operating.
Employees who remained at MD Anderson overnight should review their email messages regarding cot returns and timekeeping.
UPDATE AS OF 8 P.M. TUESDAY, JAN. 16
Ice on the roads will make for dangerous travel conditions in the Houston area as temperatures dip into the 20s overnight. ...On Wednesday, Jan. 17, we will delay outpatient appointments at our Texas Medical Center campus to start at 10 a.m. Patients whose schedules are affected will be contacted to reschedule. The Laboratory will be open at its usual time, 6 a.m.
Our locations in Bay Area, Katy, Memorial City and The Woodlands will delay outpatient appointments until noon. Appointments at our Sugar Land location will begin at 8 a.m.
Inpatient services will continue as normal.
If traveling to MD Anderson for an appointment, please drive safely and allow extra time for your travel due to road conditions.
Employee information: Employees should report to work at their normal time if it’s safe to do so. Please connect with your supervisors to discuss your schedule. Supervisors will work with employees to make up any missed time later in the week or to designate paid time off or other accrued leave. Extended hours are being considered this week to make up missed patient appointments caused by the winter weather. Staffing plans will be announced at the local level.
Smithville and Bastrop campuses will resume normal operations Wednesday at 8 a.m.
Thank you to staff who have been on site caring for our patients, our facilities and each other. Your teamwork and commitment to our patients is extraordinary.
UPDATE AS OF 10 A.M. TUESDAY, JAN. 16
Winter weather conditions in the Houston area on Tuesday, Jan. 16 are expected to worsen as the day goes on. Please check ...road conditions and allow extra time for travel.
MD Anderson is at normal operations for inpatient services. Outpatient appointments after 1 p.m. will be rescheduled. Contact your care center or clinic if you have questions about your specific situation. You can use our myMDAnderson patient portal to reschedule appointments.
All cafes are open and will close at 1 p.m. except for Café Anderson, located in the Main Building, Floor 1 and The Park, Main Building, Floor 2. Cafe Anderson will close at 8:30 p.m. and reopen Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 6 a.m. Limited Grab and Go options will be available in The Park, Main Building, Floor 2, from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Inpatient room service orders will be accepted until 7:30 p.m.
Employee information: Local leaders will discuss and develop staffing plans with their teams to maintain patient care and safety. Contact your supervisors directly to discuss your schedules. Some staff will be asked to stay over. Hourly staff remaining onsite should stay clocked in. If called in early, staff should clock in upon arrival and remain clocked in.
Our Smithville and Bastrop locations are closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16.
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