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11 southern Indiana healthcare providers will take part in emergency preparedness exercises

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On May 14, 2019, area hospitals, health departments, emergency managers and other healthcare partners will participate in an operational exercise.  The exercise will test many capabilities of the area’s healthcare system.  In the 12 counties of Indiana District 10, 11 hospital facilities and close to 60 healthcare partner facilities will be included.  The healthcare partner group is made up of long-term care facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, rural health clinics, dialysis centers, home health, hospice and physical offices.

These facilities are tasked with participating in these emergency preparedness exercises due to CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) regulations, however the focus is how to improve response and be more self-sustaining during emergency events.

Vantage Point Consulting is proud to be selected to plan, conduct and evaluate this large exercise.  Many hours of planning and coordinating among the healthcare facilities is required to conduct a successful exercise.  This exercise process starts with setting objectives and determining the emergency that is to be included in the scenario.

Visitors, residents and patients will likely not know the exercise is taking place on May 14.  Patients’ and residents’ needs come before the exercise.

If there are any questions regarding the exercise, please call 844-982-6824 ext 702.

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