Mass casualty drill postponed to spring

A mass casualty exercise planned for the Wrangell Medical Center has been postponed.

The volunteers needed to play victims, friends, family members and news reporters in the drill originally planned for Oct. 5 have been notified that the drill has been moved to the spring of 2022.

A new date is to be determined, said Michelle Walters, operations manager at Tegria Clinical Solutions, the Seattle-based company planning the drill for the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium.

Caregivers are burnt out. “All the communities have been working through COVID,” Walters said. “Every place we’ve be...


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