Tenn. hospital practices evacuation protocol


By Adam Crisp
The Chattanooga Times Free Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Hospitals are places where people go after a catastrophe, but what happens when the hospital is a scene of disaster itself?

An evacuation drill at Memorial Hospital on Thursday sought to answer that question. First thing Thursday morning, hospital employees went to work to see how quickly staff and emergency workers could clear a hospital wing of 20 patients after a mock lightning strike caused the building to be unsafe. The process was deemed a success.

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