Nov. 14, 2016 — In coordination with many local emergency response
and law enforcement agencies, Marshall Medical Center will conduct a Mass-Casualty
Incident Drill at its hospital campus Wednesday in Placerville.
This drill – which will run between 8 a.m. and noon – is intended
to test our procedures for responding to a real incident involving multiple
casualties. While hospital services will continue as usual, access to
the Emergency Department will be altered during the drill. Access for
both private vehicles and ambulances will be through the South Wing Lobby,
which is the same building as the Emergency Department. Law enforcement
and volunteers will be on site, as will traffic controls, to assist actual
patients in accessing the Emergency Department. The normal Emergency entrance
will NOT be accessible during this time. Plans are in place to ensure
patient safety and rapid access to emergency services.
This drill is an important exercise to prepare for a worst-case scenario
practice providing rapid triage and emergency care to a large number of
injured patients arriving at the same time. All participating agencies
appreciate the community's understanding and patience as we conduct
this exercise. Any media who are onsite during the drill are here for
the purpose of observing the drill.
For questions, please contact Marshall Medical Center Public Information
Officer Mark DeVaughn at 530-626-2816.
Marshall Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare
provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall Medical
Center includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility
with 113 beds in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron
Park, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown; and many community health and education
programs. Marshall has more than 200 board-certified physicians and 1,500
employees providing quality healthcare services to more than 180,000 residents
of El Dorado County.