RMH Prepared for Potential Disasters

By: Paul Wiederholt Email
By: Paul Wiederholt Email

Area hospitals work to create a safe environment for patients and visitors.

Rockingham Memorial Hospital has emergency plans ready in the event of a disaster.

One highlight from the hospital's plan is a system that allows the hospital to run completely off the grid in the event of a power outage.

Additionally, the hospital runs drills and training programs to make sure staff is ready for any situation.

Administrators say the point of the program is to keep patients as safe as possible.

"We want them to feel protected and safe and our staff is well trained in what to do so that in the event of an emergency of any kind that arises, we can quickly step things into motion to protect them," says RMH's Paul Kerton.

Kerton adds that all emergency equipment is checked regularly as part of the plan, and at this time of year, the hospital keeps a close eye on weather issues.

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