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Emergency Preparedness

Safeguarding the community

In an age when bio-terrorism is a very real concern, Thompson Health is active in protecting our community. We have invested in emergency equipment and developed emergency readiness plans and protocols.

  • Thompson Health has Haz-Mat emergency suits and decontamination units, and trained Associates in Haz-Mat procedures. In the event of an industrial chemical spill or other emergency, the health system is prepared to treat residents exposed to dangerous substances and the crews who respond to the emergency.
  • Thompson Health Incident Command System and protocols assign specific roles and responsibilities to Associates to ensure swift, effective response to emergencies.
  • If disaster does strike this area, it’s likely that hospitals in the region will need to share their resources. Thompson and other hospitals have teamed to ensure a coordinated approach.