Mercy Medical Offers Refuge from Weather – Operation Heat Relief
Mercy Medical Center–Sioux City has again initiated "Operation Heat Relief" an effort that seeks to safeguard Siouxland residents who need to escape the extremely hot temperatures hitting the region this week.
During times of extreme heat, those who need to cool down are invited to come to the Mercy cafeteria or South Lobby. The cafeteria is located on the third floor and the South Lobby is on the first floor near Mercy’s Fifth Street entrance. Mercy will provide cool drinks to those who come to the hospital to escape the extreme heat. If the forecast is accurate, the period of high temperatures and heat index readings in the 110-degree-plus range will last through Wednesday of this week. The free service will be available today, tomorrow and Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In accordance with its Mission to live the values of compassion, respect and concern for those most in need, Mercy Medical Center’s Operation Heat Relief is intended to provide relief from the heat during the day to anyone without adequate shelter or those who may have an inadequate source of cooling in their homes or apartments.
Physicians in Mercy’s Emergency Department and Trauma Center say heat-induced illnesses can be life threatening if not managed properly. Residents are urged to stay inside and drink plenty of liquids.
For more information, contact:
Jim Wharton, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development (712) 279-2732
Dianne Krier, Mercy Marketing and Communications Coordinator (712) 279-5682