The Good Samaritan Hospital will participate in an emergency preparedness exercise on Saturday, October 20, from noon to 3 p.m. Lebanon County Emergency Services Unit, Lebanon City Police, First Aid and Safety Patrol and County Emergency Management Agency will also be participating. Lebanon city and county law enforcement and emergency services personnel and vehicles will be gathering beginning at 11 a.m. in the parking lot for the MRI and Women’s Imaging Center, which is located on the Walnut Street side of the hospital.
“Good Samaritan Health System participates in a number of exercises every year in order to improve plans for disaster mitigation, response and recovery and other emergencies,” notes Larry Phillips, hospital director of security and emergency preparedness. “This is critical training for first responders and hospital staff. Everything is strictly controlled and completely safe.”
Flyers are being distributed to the surrounding neighbors to let them know that a drill will be conducted. In addition, signs will be posted around the hospital campus and personnel will be strategically placed to make sure hospital visitors are aware that the activity is a drill and not an actual event.
If any questions or concerns arise during the event, the public is asked to contact Lebanon County Emergency Management Agency at 272-7621.
For 122 years, the Good Samaritan Health System (www.gshleb.org) has served the health care needs of Lebanon County. The Good Samaritan Hospital is a modern, fully-equipped, fully-accredited 172-bed acute care facility that offers complete inpatient and outpatient care, as well as an inpatient rehabilitation program. The Good Samaritan Health System also provides services at many other sites located throughout Lebanon County.