2004-03-26 / Community

SJEH Takes Part In Antiterroism Drill

SJEH Takes Part In Antiterroism Drill


Pictured, volunteer victims with simulated injuries were processed through the Hospital’s decontamination unit, which was erected outside by the ambulance bay. The volunteers (from left to right) Jacqueline Louime, Maria Figueroa, and Stephen Lobred.  They are ushered through the decontamination tent by Allen Kagan, MD, Assistant Director, Emergency Medicine, standing behind them, in the cap.Pictured, volunteer victims with simulated injuries were processed through the Hospital’s decontamination unit, which was erected outside by the ambulance bay. The volunteers (from left to right) Jacqueline Louime, Maria Figueroa, and Stephen Lobred.  They are ushered through the decontamination tent by Allen Kagan, MD, Assistant Director, Emergency Medicine, standing behind them, in the cap.

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, South Shore, took part in a citywide anti-terrorism drill held on Sunday, March 14, 2004. In the scenario (a mass casualty incident), an explosion went off at Shea Stadium and 15 simulated patients were sent to St. John’s for treatment. As a part of the drill, volunteers posed as bombing victims and staff at the Hospital implemented its disaster plan. "It was a great opportunity to experience a simulated disaster and to fine tune our disaster plan," said Mark V. Spadaro, MD, Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine. In addition, the Hospital has received a $60,000 grant from the Fund for the City of New York for bioterrorism preparedness.


During the drill, Dr. Shipra Patel examined the “wounds” of 22-month  Aiden Cassidy, while his sister, Tara Rohan, looked on.During the drill, Dr. Shipra Patel examined the “wounds” of 22-month  Aiden Cassidy, while his sister, Tara Rohan, looked on.At the drill’s Command Center (from left to right), Ann Rohan, NP, Hospital Bioterrorism Coordinator, conferred with Julie Mirkin, RN, the Vice President of Patient Care Services who acted as drill’s Operations Officer, and Sheldon Markowitz, MD, Chairman of Internal Medicine who had the role of Medical Care Director during the exercise.At the drill’s Command Center (from left to right), Ann Rohan, NP, Hospital Bioterrorism Coordinator, conferred with Julie Mirkin, RN, the Vice President of Patient Care Services who acted as drill’s Operations Officer, and Sheldon Markowitz, MD, Chairman of Internal Medicine who had the role of Medical Care Director during the exercise.

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