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Flagler Hospital Drills for Mass Casualty Event

10/31/2018
Flagler Hospital Drills for Mass Casualty Event

Flagler Hospital Drills for Mass Casualty Event

Saint Augustine, FL –October 31, 2018 - Flagler Hospital conducted a hospital-wide mass casualty drill on Wednesday as part of its ongoing emergency preparedness efforts. In the simulated scenario, Flagler activated its incident command when a group of 60 students were injured during a roof collapse at a nearby cheerleading competition. Students from the Flagler Hospital Academy of Medical & Health Careers at Pedro Menendez High School participated in the drill as mock patients with varying degrees of injuries.

“Disaster readiness is a critical responsibility of ours,” commented Flagler Hospital President & CEO Jason Barrett. “Whether it’s a hurricane, mass casualty, hazardous material spill or other scenario, every member of our team must be prepared to take appropriate action in spontaneous and high stress situations. Drills like this one are key to those efforts.”

Flagler Hospital has a long history of partnering with area and state agencies to address disaster preparedness and works closely with the St. Johns County Department of Emergency Management.

About Flagler Hospital

Flagler Hospital is a 335 bed, acute care hospital that was named one of America’s Best Hospitals by Healthgrades in 2018. The hospital has operated as a not-for-profit healthcare institution in St. Augustine, Florida since its founding in 1889. Flagler Hospital's commitment to quality has resulted in numerous national accreditations including, designation as a Primary Stroke Care Center, ANCC Magnet Status for Nursing Excellence, national accreditation for its total hip and total knee replacement programs and accreditation of its Cancer Institute by the Commission on Cancer. To learn more about all of the hospital's services log on to www.FlaglerHospital.org.

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Contact:

Gina Mangus

904.819.4431

gina.mangus@flaglerhospital.org