Aspirus Langlade Hospital Hosts Multi-Agency Emergency Drill
FOR ANTIGO TIMES
On Saturday, May 4, 2019 Aspirus Langlade Hospital will host an emergency preparedness drill that will include community partners from the Antigo Police Department, Langlade County Sheriff Dept., Antigo Fire & EMS, Langlade County Health Department, Langlade County Emergency Management, American Red Cross, the North-Central Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition (NCW-HERC) Coordinator from Region 2, Regional Trauma Advisory Coordinator from Region 2, staff from Aspirus Langlade Hospital and special guests.
The drill will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph’s Outpatient Center and Volm Cancer Center. The drill will serve as a training exercise for community partners to make sure that all reasonable steps are being taken to work together to problem solve and be better prepared if a disaster or tragedy should occur. Drills and planning sessions are intended to provide an opportunity for community partners to share information, plan and learn from one another. The drill will be limited to individuals participating in the drill.
Deb Witman, Aspirus Langlade Hospital Emergency Preparedness Coordinator who arranged the event explained, “We are dedicated to promoting the safety of our patients, visitors and employees. Although we hope we never experience a serious safety event like this, the hospital takes a proactive stance to ensure the safety and security for those present in our facility.”
Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. Its 7,700 employees are focused on improving the health and well-being of people throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Aspirus serves communities through four hospitals in Michigan and four hospitals in Wisconsin, 50 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and air-medical transport, medical goods, nursing homes and a broad network of physicians. Aspirus was recognized in 2018 and 2019 by IBM Watson Health as a Top 15 Health System in its annual study identifying the top-performing health systems in the country. For more information, visit aspirus.org.