Disaster Drill – September 28th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9/24/2018

Contact: Mikaela Marion
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Telephone: 509-861-2500
Email: marionm@mvhealth.org
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DISASTER DRILL TO TEST AND TRAIN EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Omak, WA, 9/24/2018 –

DATE OF DRILL: Friday, September 28, 2018

TIME: 9:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

DETAILS: There will be a Mass Casualty Disaster Drill conducted in Omak between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Mid-Valley Hospital & Clinic, Omak Police Department & other local law enforcement, Omak Fire Department, Confluence Health, Family Health Centers, Lifeline EMS and Omak School District will all be involved.

The event, which is being staged by Mid-Valley Hospital and Omak Fire Department, will focus on response plans for an actual crisis, which could trigger a sudden flood of patients who are injured or suffering from an unexpected disaster.

Hospitals are required by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), to have disaster response plans in place and to conduct disaster drills periodically for improvement and training purposes.

For the community, these can be life-saving experiences.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Mikaela Marion at 509-861-2500 or at marionm@mvhealth.org