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Wesley Medical Center hosts large disaster drill

Physicians and staff at Wesley Medical Center take part in a multi-agency disaster drill Tuesday night. Physicians and staff at Wesley Medical Center take part in a multi-agency disaster drill Tuesday night.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Administrators, physicians and staff at Wesley Medical Center tested their readiness to handle a major disaster Tuesday night. The hospital, along with Lamar County law enforcement, emergency management and volunteer first responders took part in a multi-agency disaster drill.

A national hospital accrediting association requires the exercises twice a year. The simulated emergency involved the explosion of a meth lab, which resulted in multiple injuries.

"Wesley Medical Center proved during Hurricane Katrina when it came through a few years back that emergency preparedness is critical and we showed that we were up to par and didn't miss a beat," said Mike Neuendorf, CEO of Wesley Medical Center.

A written critique is issued by the hospital after the drill.

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