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Tornado Approaching, Surgery Completed in the Dark

A glimpse at how one surgical team persevered when the Tornado hit Joplin, MO on Sunday, and how the magnitude of a disaster like this begins to sink in. James D. “Dusty” Smith, MD, and his surgical team were midway through a routine case, the draining of a patient’s infected hip, when the tornado hit St. John’s Regional […]

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The Storm is Approaching. What Would you do?

It’s a CMS Condition for Coverage for ASC’s to have written disaster preparedness plans.  Besides, it makes good sense to be ready before the storm hits anyway. Where are the flood zones?  Who must evacuate?  Where at evacuation centers located?  Will you or your facility have a role to play during a hurricane or its […]

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