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Ebola Preparedness Drill

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center will be conducting an Ebola Preparedness Drill on Thursday, January 29, 2015, beginning at 9am and lasting until approximately 12 noon. Warren County Public Health and Warren County Hazmat will also be participating.

The Ebola Preparedness Drill will involve three locations: the side parking lot of the Medical Arts Plaza on Bilby Road in Hackettstown; the main entrance of the House of the Good Shepherd in Hackettstown; and the HRMC Emergency entrance and Emergency Department.

The drill will include HRMC Emergency Medical Services personnel and Medical Center staff in full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We are utilizing various media outlets so that no one from the general public sees the fully donned participants and mistakenly assumes that there is a true case of Ebola. This is only a drill.

During the drill, HRMC’s Emergency Department will remain fully operational and actual patient care will not be impacted.

HRMC Earns 'Top Performer' Recognition from
The Joint Commission for Second Consecutive Year

We are pleased to announce The Joint Commission has recognized Hackettstown Regional Medical Center as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. HRMC has been recognized for its excellence in accountability measure performance shown to improve care for certain conditions and is one of only 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the distinction as a 2013 Top Performer.

HRMC has been recognized for its achievement on the following accountability measure sets): heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. This is the second year that HRMC has been recognized as a Top Performer. HRMC is one of only 712 hospitals to achieve the Top Performer distinction for the past two consecutive years.

"At HRMC, we have made it a top priority to address patient safety and quality health care by improving upon our evidence-based care processes," said HRMC's President, Jason Coe. "We are proud to be named a Top Performer again and thank our entire hospital staff for their knowledge, teamwork and dedication to consistently striving to improve HRMC?s performance."

For more information about the Top Performer program, including eligibility criteria, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

Ebola Preparedness at HRMC

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center is being proactive and promoting a heightened level of awareness regarding the Ebola virus. We are prepared for any patients seeking care. The following is important, general information regarding the Ebola virus:

HOW IS EBOLA SPREAD?

  • Ebola IS spread through direct contact with the blood and bodily fluids of a person who is sick with Ebola - usually through broken skin or mucous membranes. Ebola IS also spread through objects such as needles that have been contaminated with the blood and bodily fluids of a person who is sick with Ebola.
  • Ebola IS NOT spread through the air, water, or food.
  • A person infected with Ebola cannot spread the disease until symptoms appear. Ebola's incubation period - the time from exposure to when signs or symptoms of the disease appear - can be 2 to 21 days, with the average incubation period being 8 to 10 days.

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