Emergency personnel put to the test - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Emergency personnel put to the test

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:54:50 GMT
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
  • Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:59:05 GMT
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South GeorgiaMore >>
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South Georgia Technical College.More >>
  • Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:32:11 GMT
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. He says he's had the siding redone several times.More >>
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. More >>

Employees at a South Georgia Hospital got to see what they are really made of Tuesday.

Emergency workers in Worth County went through disaster drill training with hospital staff at Phoebe Worth Medical Center.

Distress calls went out, and mock patients were brought in dealing with all sorts of health problems. Evaluators were on sight to monitor they're procedures, time management, and to make sure they were meeting state standards.

Hospital staff dealt with different scenarios such as a pandemic flu outbreak, a patient carrying a weapon, and having a high volume of patients. They're hoping today's exercises prepare them for the worst.

"We never will know what's going to happen. But our job is to make sure that we go through everything with a fine tooth comb," said Human Resources Director Chris Foreman.

They plan to compile all the data and make any needed changes. 12 other hospitals in the Southwest region also went through disaster training.

Powered by WorldNow