For Immediate Release; July 18, 2018
Contact: Aaron Herbel, Mercy Hospital, 620.345.6391, email@example.com
Travis Becker, Moundridge Manor, 620.345.6364, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelby Shaw, Pine Village, 620.345.2901 ext. 257, email@example.com
RE: Joint Emergency Exercise to be Held by Mercy Hospital, Moundridge Manor, and Pine Village
Moundridge – Mercy Hospital, Moundridge Manor, and Pine Village, along with Moundridge EMS and the Moundridge Police and Fire Departments will hold an emergency exercise drill on July 24 (if inclement weather the backup date is July 25). This joint exercise is being conducted to enable your emergency responders and healthcare providers to be more prepared in times of disaster, and gain experience working together. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued guidance in its regulations instructing healthcare facilities to engage in these preparedness efforts. The exercise scenario will simulate a tornado affecting a portion of the Pine Village campus causing minor damage and pretended injuries to a few people. The tornado sirens will sound during this exercise around 5:30pm. All participants involved will treat this exercise as if it were real: allowing an opportunity for learning and preparation in case such a situation was reality. For more information, please contact one of the above listed or visit the Pine Village or City of Moundridge Facebook pages for current information.