Preparing for Disasters

In early March, members of the Ka’u Hospital Emergency Response Team (or HERT Team, led by nurses Jerelyn Hammer and Michael Reddy) participated in a disaster preparedness exercise to set-up, practice and take-down the Decontamination Tent provided by the Healthcare Association of Hawaii.


Hilo Medical Center’s HERT Team participated to assist with the exercise and evaluate the triage, Incident Command and other aspects of Ka’u Hospital’s disaster response. In addition, two members of the Hawaii County Fire Department and Security Guard Joseph participated in the exercise.