Kearney hospitals, public safety agencies participating in full-scale disaster drill Nov. 17

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KEARNEY, Nebr. — A multi-casualty full-scale disaster drill is planned from 10 am to noon on Friday, Nov. 17 in Kearney, with specific activity set to take place at Kearney Regional Medical Center and CHI Health Good Samaritan.

Don’t be alarmed if you happen upon a staged disaster, complete with emergency lights, sirens, community members dressed to resemble wounded casualties and hospital staff near both Kearney hospitals. It is only a drill.

Kearney Regional and Good Samaritan, in conjunction with other public safety agencies including Buffalo County Emergency Management, 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.

The staff at Kearney Regional consists of over 700 talented and compassionate physicians, nurses, clinical, and support staff.