Hospitals Participated in the annual Statewide Medical Health Exercise last week
How ready is your facility to handle a Paris-style, multi-venue, terrorist attack? This year’s annual Statewide Medical and Health Exercise (SWMHE) did just that. With attacks coming from every angle, hospitals tested the organization’s readiness, plans, policies and procedures internally, and with local, regional and state partners. Each year the SWMHE provides a venue to improve the understanding of response procedures, build collaborative relationships, and identify areas for improvement. Some objectives tested this year included working with local law enforcement, Active Shooter and Explosive Incident Plans, how to respond to violent extremism, and Behavioral Health practices to be used for incoming victims and staff.