Harvey highlights need for emergency plans

September 1, 2017

The flooding in Texas puts a spotlight on the importance of emergency plans for healthcare facilities, according to an article on the KSFY website.

“In emergency management you want to have all of the best plans you never have to use,” Greg Santa Maria, the Director of Public Safety for Sanford Health said.

Many regional healthcare systems work together during an emergency situation. And much like in Texas, resources become a major factor in how long that evacuation could take.

“What is the weather like, can we fly, can we not fly, do we have to use ground ambulances verses air ambulances and things like that, there are numerous variables,” Santa Maria said.

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