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Martinsburg VA Medical Center

 

Martinsburg VAMC to hold emergency preparedness exercise

November 14, 2013

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

The exercise will provide staff valuable feedback that will be used to evaluate emergency response plans and procedures in the event of a real medical surge that could impact daily operations.

The exercise scenario will simulate a multi-vehicle accident involving a bus on Route 9 that overwhelms local hospitals. The day of the exercise medical center staff will be available to help guide Veterans and visitors.  Signage will be posted to alert people visiting the medical center.

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The Martinsburg VA Medical Center mission is to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. Located in West Virginia, the medical center offers a comprehensive range of services, including internal medicine, ambulatory surgery, audiology and speech pathology, dental, nursing home, nutrition, podiatry, prosthetics, women’s health, mental health, and rehabilitation medicine. With a service area of nearly 130,000 Veterans in West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, the medical center operates four VA-staffed Outpatient Clinics in Cumberland, Hagerstown, Fort Detrick, Md., and Stephens City, Va. and three contract clinics in Franklin and Petersburg, W.Va. and Harrisonburg, Va.