Oswego Hospital to Conduct Decontamination Drill

Oswego Hospital will hold a chemical decontamination drill on Friday, September 18th outside on the West Sixth Street side of the hospital.

This annual exercise is designed to test the adequacy of Oswego Hospital’s decontamination plan and the overall performance of the hospital’s trained responders for an incident involving chemically contaminated patients.

“This drill helps us be prepared for a variety of emergencies that could happen in our community,” said Paul Vandish, Oswego Hospital’s Director of Quality and Risk Management.

Acting as victims during the exercise will be Oswego County BOCES New Vision students.

The drill will be observed and evaluated by members of the Oswego City Fire Department and representatives from the New York State Department of Health, the Oswego County Fire Coordinators Office, Oswego County Emergency Management Office as well as the Oswego County Health Department.

Following the exercise, the observing agencies will review the drill. An After Action Report and Improvement Plan with recommendations will be prepared for future training, equipment and response procedures.

Oswego Healthcare system includes the Oswego Hospital, The Manor at Seneca Hill, a skilled nursing facility; Springside at Seneca Hill, a retirement living community; an urgent care center in Fulton, as well as health services centers in Mexico, Parish and now Phoenix. For more information, call (315) 349-5500 or visit oswegohealth.org.