Utah facility well-stocked with medical supplies in case of disaster

September 11, 2017

The centralized location of a medical products hub and the volume of resources available, leave Utah in a good position in case of a disaster, according to an article on the Deseret News website.

"We're well-stocked and staffed for this sort of event," said Gordon Slade, director of supply chain logistics at Intermountain Healthcare, referring to a disaster on the scale of Hurricane Harvey.

In the aftermath of Harvey, the well-being and functionality of hospitals  has become a  public safety topic, with mixed results, according to a New York Times report.

Intermountain is watching closely to see what works and what doesn't at various medical facilities affected by the hurricane, Slade said.

"You always want to learn from those things," he said. "We obviously want to learn from (the) hospitals down there."

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