Albany Memorial holds disaster drill
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Albany Memorial Hospital makes sure it's ready for any type of emergency by holding a disaster drill.
The New York State Department of Health and the not-for-profit Northeast Health helped the hospital stage the drill. Tents were set up outside the hospital, with people posing as victims in need of medical attention.
The vice president of Northeast Health said holding a drill can help the hospital pinpoint what it can do better in an emergency.
"In any type of disaster, each of the hospitals would have to contribute to any type of natural disaster or disaster. This is very important to be able to test our ability and familiarity to accomplish a successful response to a disaster," said Vice President of Clinical and Support Services for Northeast Health, Robert Smith.
Samaritan Hospital in Troy also hosted a disaster drill.