Dr. Paul Schoenfeld, Director of Behavioral Health at The Everett Clinic, contributed to The Herald's Disaster Preparedness Guide.
The article also includes information about how The Everett Clinic will respond to help our community in an emergency:
Even in the event of a large-scale disaster, The Everett Clinic has a responsibility to our patients and community to remain open for business. Our Emergency Operations Plan dictates that we will implement the Hospital Incident Command System, which is part of the National Incident Management System. Following these guidelines, the Clinic is able to adapt to changing circumstances and needs during a wide variety of emergency situations while continuing to provide services.
In addition, in a mass casualty disaster, The Everett Clinic has agreed to act as regional “first aid stations” at our clinics to care for the “walking wounded.” In other words, we’ll take care of the broken bones, stitching up cuts, etc., thus freeing up the hospitals to handle the life-threatening cases. This partnership will save lives.