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MRHS Participates in Disaster Preparedness Exercise

On June 30, 2021, Madison Regional Health System participated in a multi-agency disaster preparedness exercise. The disaster scenario was a simulation of a Bethel Lutheran Community van rollover with multiple occupants. Madison Regional Health System used this opportunity to practice the facility's response to a surge of patients.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require that facilities such as Madison Regional Health System establish national emergency preparedness requirements to ensure adequate planning for both natural and man-made disasters. This emergency preparedness must be a joint effort with federal, state, tribal, regional and local emergency preparedness systems. For the last few years, the facility has experienced real-life situations and has not been required to participate in an exercise. Real-life situations include the COVID-19 pandemic and the flood in 2019.

Strengths of the facility's response included excellent communication between staff, high participation, a positive call to action, and exemplary teamwork. The health system has used this opportunity to address any areas that need strengthening. Job action sheets, which detail the exact functions of job roles during a disaster, need to be more specific. This modification will improve efficiency in communication and better use of the facility's resources.

Madison Regional Health System is proud to work alongside local agencies to ensure the safety and health of the residents in our communities. Participating agencies included Madison Fire Department, Wentworth Fire Department, Ramona Fire Department, Nunda Fire Department, Chester Fire Department, Brookings Fire Department, Bethel Lutheran Community and Madison Regional Health System.

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