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Vegas hospital holding disaster drill

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Emergency responders in the valley were put to the test Wednesday for a disaster drill exercise.

Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center hosted the event, which simulated a radiological contamination emergency.

The exercise was used to help prepare emergency responders in the event an emergency like this should happen in real life. Organizers said it will force responders to react quickly, make critical decisions and coordinate with other agencies.

Those other agencies include Nevada National Security Site, Southern Nevada Hospital association, Clark County Office of Emergency Management and City of Las Vegas Fire Department.

Afterward, evaluators were planned to publish their findings in an After Action Report and Improvement Plan, which offers comments, suggestions and will be available for future training and response procedures.

Chief Operating Officer Lisa Wilson says, "Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center has made it a priority to be prepared in the event of any occurrence that may threaten the safety of our patients, employees, providers or visitors. We understand our responsibility to the community in the event of a potential radiological contamination emergency in our area. It is for this reason that we have committed the resources necessary to prepare our facility."

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