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DeQuincy Memorial participates in drill

On July 31, DeQuincy Memorial Hospital participated in the Region 5 Drill that included Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Beauregard, and Allen Parishes.

The hospitals in the Region 5 area were notified and given the scenario of a tropical storm that strengthened into a hurricane. Indicators predicted that the hurricane would most likely make landfall between Ca-meron and Sabine Path, Texas.

A conference call was conducted with facilities participating along with the Region 5 staff members to discuss the drill and correct problems if needed. An After Action Review (AAR) will be held on Monday, Aug. 25.

DeQuincy Memorial has been actively involved in emergency preparedness planning for years, and attends the Region 5 meetings regularly. The drills give the providers important information to assess their strengths and any areas that need improvement in the event of a disaster.

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