Leaders from the partnership facilities that include NNMC, Suburban Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine, the
More than 5,000 people will take part in this year's drill, including participants from the partnership facilities,
"Our nation will continue to be susceptible to disasters, pandemics and suspected acts of terrorism. The partnerships' regional disaster response model has shown that now is the time for communities to implement strategies and enhance relationships for effective disaster response," said Chris Gillette, the
The Bethesda Hospitals' Emergency Preparedness Partnership is a first-of-its-kind collaboration that links military, federal, local and private mass disaster medical response efforts within the National Capital Area. Started in 2004 and formalized in 2005, the partnership is now a model for other health care agencies throughout the country.
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