Guadalupe Regional Medical Center to Participate in Regional Emergency Drill – April 6, 2023
On Thursday April 6, 2023 beginning at 8:00 am Guadalupe Regional Medical Center (GRMC) will take part in a mock disaster drill in conjunction with Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (aka STRAC) and other hospitals in our trauma service area.
The goal of conducting the exercise is to provide local hospitals the opportunity to assess their emergency response, coordination of staff and recovery efforts should a real crisis occur; and to provide STRAC an opportunity to test communication and resource management in the trauma service area.
The drill will focus on response plans for a multi-casualty event in the community which would trigger a sudden influx of patients, media, and concerned community members. This training exercise will include front line hospital staff, contract security, and volunteers.
We caution community members to expect to see emergency responders at GRMC looking and acting as if there were a true disaster. Signage will be placed throughout the facility to notify those present about the exercise. Regular Emergency Department operations and patient care throughout the hospital facility will continue as usual during the drill.