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.