Safety

Illinois hospital endures tornado

Hospital Safety Insider, March 8, 2012

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At Harrisburg Medical Center, staff rushed to move its 42 patients into hallways and away from windows during the 15 minutes of warning they had before a tornado struck on March 2.

"Drills are not like the real thing," Danny Lampley, vice president of administrative services at the hospital, told the Chicago Tribune, "but we played the game that was dealt to us by the weather."

No one in the hospital sustained injuries, despite walls being torn down and windows blown out. The hospital also received about 60 injured people after the tornado and staff were able to treat them.

The damaged portion of the hospital, which includes some water damage, might take a year to rebuild.

Source: Chicago Tribune



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