'LLIS.gov' Resource Compilation for the 20 May 2013 Oklahoma Tornado: Hospital Care Following Destruction of a Local Hospital   [open pdf - 214KB]

"The 'LLIS.gov' [Lessons Learned Information Sharing] team has compiled various resources to help support efforts and initiatives focused on preparedness, response, and recovery following the May 20, 2013, Oklahoma Tornado. These resources are topic-specific and have been analyzed in order to provide support during the tornado response. The Moore Medical Center sustained extensive damage during the May 20, 2013, tornado. With a staff of approximately 100 physicians, the hospital served the Moore community by providing general medical and surgical services, obstetric services, and 24-hour emergency care. During the Joplin tornado research effort, the 'LLIS.gov' team reviewed response and recovery operations after the destruction of the St. John's Regional Medical Center. The destruction of this hospital caused a 67 percent loss of regional bed capacity. Joplin medical personnel were helped by the immediate deployment of the Missouri 1 Disaster Medical Team's (MO-1 DMT) Mobile Medical Unit (MMU). The deployment of this 8,000-square foot, 60-bed MMU enabled St. John's personnel to begin providing assistance to patients in this facility six days after the tornado."

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