King’s Daughters Ohio holding ‘active threat’ drill

Staff Report

King’s Daughters Medical Center Ohio will conduct an Emergency Management drill on Friday, July 21 on the hospital campus. The drill will involve an “active threat” situation and will begin about 10 a.m.

The drill should be concluded around noon, according to Josh Childers, life safety compliance officer. The drill will take place in the KDOH Annex behind the hospital. The Annex houses warehousing, distribution and receiving functions for the hospital. Patient care areas will not be affected by the drill.

“We’re working with Scioto County Emergency Management Authority as well as the Portsmouth Police and Fire departments to conduct the drill,” Childers noted.

“We want to make everyone aware of the drill in advance so there will be no panic or concern on the part of the public, patients or our team members,” Childers noted, adding that the Ohio Department of Transportation will have signs on U.S. 23 alerting people of the drill.

“We do ask that people avoid the area behind the hospital during the drill for their own safety and for the safety of those participating in the drill.”

Staff Report