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May 18, 2011

Franciscan Hospitals In Pierce County Participate In Emergency Preparedness Drill Today

Franciscan Health System hospitals in Pierce County are participating in a countywide emergency preparedness drill that will be underway from 8 a.m. until about 1 p.m. today.

Patient care and all other services at the hospitals are continuing, without interruption. However, visitors may see special signs about the exercise posted in lobbies and other public spaces. Also, many hospital employees who have roles in the drill are wearing colored vests.

Franciscan hospitals that are participating are St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood and St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor. The Pierce County Emergency Management Agency is also involved, as are other local organizations.

News Media Contact:

Scott Thompson
P: (253) 382-3858
E: ScottThompson@fhshealth.org