Hospital Staff Proves 'Nothing Is Impossible'

Putre, Laura
January 2009
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jan2009, Vol. 83 Issue 1, p16
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the evacuation of patients at Columbus Regional Hospital in Indiana after the building was flooded. The hospital was able to evacuate 157 patients to other area hospitals by helicopter and bus within three hours of being alerted of the flood. The first floor of the hospital was eight inches deep in water. Hospital chief executive officer (CEO) Jim Bickel acted swiftly to deal with the crisis and he gather his managers. The hospital suffered $110 million in damage and it reopened nearly 10 months ahead of schedule.


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