Safety

Hospital’s big move gives insight to logistics of evacuation

Emergency Management Alert, December 29, 2009

In Denison, TX, Texoma Medical Center (TMC) is transferring all its patients into a new facility, reports KXII-TV.

The old building is an eight-minute highway drive to the new one. Fourteen ambulances and hundreds of people will help transfer all TMC patients. Donna Glenn, TMC's director of emergency management will treat the move like an emergency evacuation. Denison and Sherman Fire Departments, as well as the Grayson County Emergency Management Office will assist the move.

Glenn said the hospital is using a state evacuation system to move the patients, tracking and monitoring them the entire time.

Source: KXII-TV.

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