Member Focus

Member Focus

Member Focus

Member Focus

Member Focus invites ASCA members to express their views on key ASC issues. Share your perspective with your colleagues and get to know your peers in the ASC community.

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Answer the question: What emergency preparedness protocols does your ASC have in place?

Questions? Please email Member Relations Manager LaToya Millet.

 


 

Pat Clark

Pat Clark

Title: Quality Coordinator
Name of ASC: Northbank Surgical Center
City: Salem
State: OR
How long has your facility been an ASCA member? 5 or more years

 

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What emergency preparedness protocols does your ASC have in place?

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Our center is part of a new and developing coalition within our county for emergency preparedness that got started in 2017. We participate in community-wide drills, attend trainings and have participated in a computer software program that connects us with the county emergency management office. We have policies and procedures for several emergency preparedness situations, including but not limited to earthquake/weather, fire, bomb threats, medical emergencies, active shooter, water compromise and electrical failure.

We currently network with other ASCs and are in contact with our only hospital to keep an up-to-date inventory of what we have available to be of resource in the community in the event of a city- or county-wide emergency. We run drills quarterly for fire and semiannually for other emergencies and participate in the Great American ShakeOut. We have consulted with the city police, city fire department and county emergency management for in-services, mock events and resources.