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Wake Forest Baptist to Conduct Disaster Drill Sunday

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 31, 2011– Patients and visitors will notice some unusual activity at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Sunday. Media may hear unusual radio communications involving this drill. THIS IS ONLY AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DRILL. The Winston- Salem Police Department will also be involved. This exercise is part of an ongoing effort to test and assess the hospital's preparedness in the event of an emergency.

WHEN:         

Sunday, April 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (approximately)

WHERE:  

*Pediatric Emergency Department                                                                                    

Medical Center Boulevard

Winston-Salem, N.C.  27157

WHO:            

Paula Faria, pfaria@wakehealth.edu, (336) 528 – 3364 (Cell)

Chad Campbell, chacampb@wakehealth.edu, (336) 462 – 2167 (Cell)

NOTE: *Media will only be allowed at Miller Plaza, 2200 Cloverdale Ave, which is located at the corner of Miller Street and Cloverdale Avenue.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (www.wakehealth.edu) is a fully integrated academic medical center located in Winston-Salem, N.C.  Wake Forest School of Medicine directs the education and research components, with the medical school ranked among the nation’s best and recognized as a leading research center in regenerative medicine, cancer, the neurosciences, aging, addiction and public health sciences. Piedmont Triad Research Park, a division of Wake Forest Baptist, fosters biotechnology innovation in an urban park community. Wake Forest Baptist Health, the clinical enterprise, includes a flagship tertiary care hospital for adults, Brenner Children’s Hospital, a network of affiliated community-based hospitals, physician practices and outpatient services. The institution’s clinical programs and the medical school are consistently recognized as among the best in the country by U.S.News & World Report.

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