WHAT:            Tennova Healthcare Disaster Training Drill

WHERE:          LaFollette Medical Center, 923 East Central Avenue, LaFollette

WHEN:            9:00 a.m. to Noon, Wednesday, September 19  Tennova Healthcare will stage an emergency response training exercise on September 19 that will involve numerous emergency units responding to the scene and participating in the drill, including the LaFollette Police Department, LaFollette Fire Department, Campbell County Emergency Management Agency, LaFollette 911 Center, Medic Regional Blood Center, Regional Medical Communications Center, Knox/East Tennessee Healthcare Coalition, and Emergency Medical Services.

It is anticipated that media outlets may receive calls from community members noting increased activity or unexpected sounds, such as police and first responder traffic. We appreciate your assistance in conveying the fact that THIS ACTIVITY IS ONLY A DRILL.

This realistic emergency response training exercise is being coordinated by Tennova Healthcare and will involve the health system’s LaFollette Medical Center. In addition to the Emergency Department, other hospital departments will also participate in the drill, including the Admitting/Registration, Engineering, Environmental Services, Imaging/Radiology, Inpatient Units, and Laboratory Services. The drill will also include staff from Tennova LaFollette Health and Rehab Center, Tennova LaFollette Medical Center Clinic and Tennova LaFollette Medical Cener Clinic – South.

Emergency preparedness is a top priority for Tennova Healthcare. At least two drills are held at each facility every year. Each hospital has a detailed emergency response plan, developed by crisis management experts to help medical teams prepare for mass casualty and other emergency events.