February 26 drill will test emergency preparedness plan
Conn. February 23, 2015) – On Thursday,
February 26, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center will participate in a Code
Silver drill to evaluate preparedness for an active shooter on the main campus.
The active shooter functional
exercise is designed to establish a learning environment for participants to
exercise emergency response plans, policies and procedures as they pertain to
an active shooter response.
The Feb. 26, scenario will test the
Hospital’s ability to conduct a building lockdown, internal surge at the
Hospital, and the ability to provide support services to staff and use
community partnerships to support an escalating situation. The drill will not
have any actual patients participating. Staff and volunteers will play the role
of mock victims. The Hartford Police Department will be a key player in this
Emergency Operations teams from both
the main campus and Mount Sinai campus will participate in the drill, which will
begin at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 26. Throughout the course of the
exercise, email and employee intranet messages will keep staff informed of the
drill’s progress. It will conclude by 11:30 a.m.
The Hospital conducts these drills
to ensure readiness for every type of emergency scenario. The safety of our
patients and staff is always our greatest priority, and we are grateful to the
many professions, both here and from the community, who participate in these
exercises to help us meet this critical responsibility.
About Saint Francis Care
Saint Francis Care is an integrated healthcare
delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an
anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897. Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is
a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New
England. Other major entities of Saint
Francis Care include The Mount Sinai
Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount
Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for
Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint
Francis HealthCare Partners. Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent
organization of Johnson Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, and
Home and Community Health Services is also a Saint Francis Care Partner. Saint Francis Care’s services are supported by a
network of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office
centers sited throughout the region. For
more information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.