Friday, May 18, 2012

FierceHealthcare: Joplin hospitals share lessons on disaster planning

Karen M. Cheung, May 16, 2012

Hospitals in Missouri coped well with natural disasters last year after a blizzard and floods in January 2011, but they were not as prepared for the overwhelming patient surge from the EF-5 tornado that wiped out Joplin in May, according to a Missouri Hospital Association report.

As one of the deadliest tornados in American history, the tornado caused 161 fatalities and approximately 1,371 injuries.

Read more here.


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