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KEARNEY — A multi-casualty full-scale disaster drill is planned from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, January 24 in Kearney, with specific activity set to take place at the Viaero Center, Kearney Regional Medical Center and CHI Health Good Samaritan. Please be aware of emergency vehicle traffic in these areas during the exercise.

Don’t be alarmed if you happen upon a staged disaster–emergency lights, sirens, community members dressed to resemble wounded casualties and safety and health personnel. It is only a drill.

Kearney Regional and Good Samaritan, in conjunction with other public safety agencies including Two Rivers Public Health Department, Buffalo County Emergency Management, Kearney Police, Kearney Volunteer Fire Department and Buffalo County Sherriff and Tri Cities Medical Response System (TRIMRS) are participating in this annual learning experience.

Drills test the disaster plan of hospitals and response partners, help to identify gaps, determine how best to close those gaps and provide an opportunity to share best practices. Community partnership can save lives in an actual disaster event.

About Kearney Regional Medical Center

KRMC is a 93-bed acute care hospital.  Dedicated to improving the health of our patients, Kearney Regional Medical Center delivers expert medical care that is patient focused and cost effective. Kearney Regional Medical Center’s state of the art facility offers patients sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic services covering the spectrum of care.  Kearney Regional is made up of Medical, Surgical, and Intensive Care Beds as well as a full suite of Operating Rooms, Interventional Cardiology and Radiology Labs, an Emergency Department, Maternity Care Center, and full Radiology Department for diagnostic services.

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