East Texas hospital practices disaster drills

The simulation was designed in part to practice evacuate existing patients due to infrastructure issues

May 2, 2018

UT Health East Texas in Tyler, Texas, recently held a disaster drill to review best practices in case of a tornado, according to an article on the Tyler Morning Telegraph website.

The simulation was designed in part to practice evacuate existing patients due to infrastructure issues.

Emergency physician Dr. Michael Williams, who worked in Canton during last year's tornadoes and in the Houston area during Hurricane Harvey, said such practice exercises are crucial to knowing what to during a real crisis.  

"Exercises like this allow us to exercise our procedures and to better understand the different departments," he said in the article. "We're doing this to prepare for a real-life disaster."

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