Emergency Preparedness Drill Surges Region’s Emergency Departments

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Incident Command Center at UM SMC at Easton

On Wednesday, January 13, UM Shore Regional Health held an emergency preparedness drill designed to test our ability to handle a surge of patients in the Emergency Departments through the impatient admitting process. The drill included UM Shore Medical Centers at Chestertown,  Dorchester, and Easton, as well as the UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown.

The three-hour emergency drill served as an educational opportunity using role players to help prepare for an actual emergency situation. Incident Command Centers were opened at all four locations.