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Published on October 29, 2019

Annie Penn Hospital Holds Emergency Preparedness Drills

The public can expect to see more first responders at the hospital than usual.


Greensboro — Reidsville residents can expect to see more police, fire and ambulances than usual around Annie Penn Hospital. The facility is hosting a couple of emergency preparedness exercises.

 The first is the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 30. The exercise is from 9:30 to 11:30. It will test staff’s ability to deal with a suspicious package.

 The second drill is Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. It will test the emergency department’s ability to quickly treat people who have been contaminated with a hazardous material.

 “No matter what happens, people expect their hospital to be ready,” explains Raul Gomez

emergency preparedness specialist, Cone Health. “Emergency preparedness exercises are one way we prepare ourselves to meet the public’s expectations.”

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