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Multi-Agency Mass Casualty Drill at Marshall November 16

Nov. 14, 2016 — In coordination with many local emergency response and law enforcement agencies, Marshall 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 Public Information Officer Mark DeVaughn at 530-626-2816.

Marshall is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall 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.