August 2010

Franciscan Health System Hospitals Participate in Disaster Drill

Tacoma, WA

Franciscan Health System participated in a disaster drill along with the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management, the Pierce County Health Department and other area hospitals. At St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, the scenario was a traffic accident that involved a tractor-trailer and a bus filled with non-English-speaking Japanese youth being transported from a local camp. The drill enabled the testing of treatment capacity and communication systems across the county. The Amateur Radio Emergency Services Medical Services Team, Citizen Corps, the Emergency Response Training Institute were among other organizations and agencies that assisted with the drill. For more information, contact Davina Nolten,