Twin County Regional Hospital to Conduct Emergency Response Exercise May 7, 2016
April 29, 2016
Twin County Regional Hospital will conduct an emergency response exercise on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The exercise will be conducted in collaboration with local emergency and law enforcement agencies including the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), Galax City Police Department, Grayson County Sherriff's Office, Carroll County Sherriff's Office and Virginia State Police.
The purpose of the exercise is to assess the coordinated response of the hospital team and the local law enforcement teams to a simulated emergency. In this instance, the exercise will test the response to a fictional hostage incident. The community may see law enforcement response and presence at the hospital during the drill but should not be alarmed. The exercise will be in a contained area and it will not impact patient care.