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Survey monitor: Emergency management de-emphasized in Texas survey

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December 1, 2009

The Joint Commission’s survey at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler continued what appears to be a trend, anecdotally at least, of little nor interest in emergency management tabletop exercises.
The five-day survey began on August 17 at the 49-bed rehabilitation hospital. Surveyors gave a few minutes’ discussion about emergency management, but no tabletop disaster drill occurred despite the hospital’s anticipation of an exercise, says William Deitenbeck, director of plant services.

The Joint Commission’s survey at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler continued what appears to be a trend, anecdotally at least, of little nor interest in emergency management tabletop exercises.



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