MHA staff undergoing CERT training in Madison
As part of America's vital health care infrastructure, hospitals play a key role in disaster readiness throughout our country. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and subsequent anthrax scares, hospitals have stepped up readiness efforts in order to become better prepared in responding to not only traditional disaster threats, but an even more real potential of terrorist attacks, including the use of chemical, biological, or nuclear agents.
As vital community resources, hospitals must be among the best prepared, alongside police, fire, rescue, and other public safety services. The Mississippi Hospital Association's Office of Emergency Preparedness works to ready hospitals and their employees for all public health emergencies.
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