Winston County Medical Center


On April 28, 2014, Winston Medical Center took a direct hit from an EF4 tornado that demolished over 300 homes in Winston County and took the lives of 10 of its residents. Despite this tragic event, the Medical Center was able to protect the 125 resident and patients in the facility while at the same time managing to treat new patients who came to the emergency room as the result of their storm related injuries. Winston Medical Center accomplished this goal by following its established Emergency Preparedness Policies and Procedures. As a result, the Medical Center was able to report zero deaths and only on minor injury to the many residents, patients, visitors and staff who were in the Medical Center and surrounding clinic buildings at the time the tornado hit.

Mississippi, USA

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