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"Code pink" tests hospitals response

Hospital Safety Insider, August 26, 2010

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Last week a “code pink” call rang out throughout San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital in Banning, CA, meaning an infant had been abducted from the maternity ward.

Staff members sprang into action, not realizing the code was actually a drill organized by the Banning Police Department and administrators from the hospital to evaluate the response during this emergency situation, according to the Record Gazette.

Hospital staff members guarded every door and were told to be on the lookout for a woman dark-haired woman as police arrived to the scene after the code pink was called.

The drill lasted roughly 45 minutes after officers and registered nurse Patricia Que found the “mother” (actually a nurse) with a toy baby.

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