30 Apr Disaster drill to be conducted at HDH on May 1
Please note you may see increased activity in and around the hospital tomorrow morning, Wednesday, May 1. An Oregon Health Authority-sponsored disaster exercise is being conducted statewide to train staff and partners on responding to an intentional release of plague. The focus of the exercise is on quickly getting antibiotics into communities to treat people and prevent the disease’s spread. Operation OX (“Oregon Exercise”) is running from April 30 to May 2, and Harney District Hospital will be participating in the exercise by conducting a drill on Wednesday morning, May 1. The exercise will simulate a response to the release of plague, and how medications and medical supplies—known as “medical countermeasures”—are requested, received, distributed and dispensed from the Strategic National Stockpile.
Drills such as this are a regular part of HDH’s efforts to be prepared to serve the community in the event of any type of disaster.