Lamar County Emergency Coalition conducts disaster emergency dri - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Lamar County Emergency Coalition conducts disaster emergency drill

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

This is a press release from Wesley Medical Center:

Hattiesburg, MS – The Lamar County Emergency Coalition conducted a disaster drill today designed to help local emergency response agencies with their response during real emergencies.

Representatives from Wesley Medical Center, the Mississippi Department of Health, Forrest County Emergency Operations Center, the Lamar County Sheriff's Department, Lamar County Emergency Management Agency and the US Army Civil Support Team participated in the drill which centered on a scenario with multiple disasters, including a tornado and train derailment. The drill began at Optimist Park in Oak Grove, where ambulance services transported 15 proxy patients with varying conditions to Wesley Medical Center for triage and treatment.

Co-founded by Wesley Medical Center's Emergency Department Director, Dixie Norris and Wesley's Environment of Care Chairman, Judy Gill, the team serves to continually improve local disaster response and joint efforts between all agencies in the event of an actual disaster.

About Wesley Medical Center

Wesley Medical Center is committed to providing superior care to the Pine Belt and has been recognized for patient safety and top performance on key quality measures. Wesley is the area's first and only accredited Chest Pain Center and is the only area hospital to be accredited for Heart Failure care. For more information, call 601-268-8000 or visit Wesley.com.

Copyright WDAM 2014. All Rights Reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:43:09 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-05-24 04:44:40 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>
  • Weather bumps USM's tourney opener to Thursday

    Weather bumps USM's tourney opener to Thursday

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:56 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:56:22 GMT
    The Golden Eagles will conclude spring drills at noon Saturday with the annual Black and Gold Game at M.M. Roberts Stadium.The Golden Eagles will conclude spring drills at noon Saturday with the annual Black and Gold Game at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

    Weather issues have re-arranged the schedule of the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship at MGM Park. With four, separate lightning delays pushing Wednesday’s games back by more than 6 ½ hours, only one game of the four scheduled was completed.

    More >>

    Weather issues have re-arranged the schedule of the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship at MGM Park. With four, separate lightning delays pushing Wednesday’s games back by more than 6 ½ hours, only one game of the four scheduled was completed.

    More >>
  • Caring for the Caregiver: Pine Belt families battle Alzheimer's disease

    Caring for the Caregiver: Pine Belt families battle Alzheimer's disease

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:31 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:31:45 GMT

    In the Pine Belt, three families are each dealing with a different stage of Alzheimer's disease. They are allowing a glimpse into the personal role of being a caregiver of a spouse living with this disease.

    More >>

    In the Pine Belt, three families are each dealing with a different stage of Alzheimer's disease. They are allowing a glimpse into the personal role of being a caregiver of a spouse living with this disease.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly