Stephens Memorial Hospital and PACE Paramedic Service Recognized by the
Oxford County Local Emergency Planning Committee
Timothy A. Churchill, President and CEO of Western Maine Health is pleased to announce Stephens Memorial Hospital and PACE Paramedic Service were recently recognized by the Oxford County Local Emergency Planning Committee.
In 2013, planning began for an exercise that would involve response to a hazardous materials incident in the community. The exercise process brought Stephens Memorial Hospital staff together with PACE Paramedic Service and the local hazardous materials team, staffed with area firefighters. Staff not only participated in the table top drill, but also in various educational opportunities to learn more about properties of hazardous materials and how to use denomination equipment.
The exercise provided Stephens Memorial Hospital and first responders an opportunity to integrate and learn from one another in a realistic environment where they worked together to resolve simulated hazardous materials scenarios. This involved a Code Orange Lockdown of the hospital, as well as working with first responders to set up an on-site decontamination line to process incoming patients.
The Oxford County Local Emergency Planning Committee recognized Stephens Memorial Hospital and PACE Paramedic Service for their continued efforts to keep their workplace and the surrounding community safe.
Photo Caption: Dr. Michael Mohseni, Chief of Emergency Services, Dr. Rebecca Chagrasulis, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Patricia Cook, RN, BSN, MBA, EdD, Vice President of Clinical Services, Robert Hand, Director of PACE, Shelly Shibles, RN, BSN, Vice President of Quality and Safety and Les Gammon, Director of Plant Operations