News Release Provided By Sparrow Health Systems
CARSON CITY, MI – A mass casualty exercise was recently held at Sparrow Carson Hospital, simulating a disaster striking the community.
The drill involved community partners such as the Carson City Police and Fire Departments, Montcalm County EMS disaster response trailers, the Michigan Department of Corrections tactical team and recruiting services, and the AeroMed Flight Team. The drill also welcomed students from Carson City-Crystal High School and young people interested in joining the military and healthcare fields. Students participated in the triage exercise, toured the AeroMed Flight helicopter, and attended a debriefing after the event.
The community partners of Sparrow Carson Hospital greatly enhance hospital Caregivers’ ability to provide quality, compassionate care, no matter the situation. Patient care continued throughout the drill although many hospital clinical and non-clinical Caregivers participated.
“Our drill focused upon the community’s response to a major event involving children and young adults and how we can effectively triage, transport, stabilize, and provide treatment during a high census, trauma- related event,” said Monte Malek, Sparrow Carson Hospital Director of Patient Care Services.
Drills such as these put into action the preparedness plans that are on paper to ensure Sparrow Carson Hospital is ready in case a true disaster occurs.
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Photo caption: Participants recently gathered around the AeroMed Flight Team helicopter after a mass casualty exercise hosted by Sparrow Carson Hospital.