Ready for anything
There’s trauma, and then there’s unexpected, widespread disasters.
Like many things, handling these extreme emergencies to the best of our
ability takes practice. And we take practice very seriously.
At St. Luke’s, we incorporate emergency preparedness drills and education
into our schedules because we know it’s critical to our community.
We plan for everything from severe weather to decontamination and bomb
threats to mass casualties. The more we train, the better our response will be.
We also invite public service officials and EMS partners to take part in
these programs. The cooperation and participation of every party is what
ultimately allows our community to be prepared.
In addition to preparing our own hospital and clinics, we work with smaller
health systems outside St. Luke’s to share knowledge and practice
drills in emergency preparedness. When everyone is ready, we’re
all better for it.