Emergency Preparedness

Ozarks Healthcare promotes an active safety program for your protection and conducts fire and disaster drills regularly. If a drill occurs while you are here, remain in your room and do not become alarmed. Follow the nurses' instructions during these drills.

In the event of a tornado watch or warning, the switchboard operator will notify staff, visitors, and patients over the paging system. In the event of a tornado warning, each department will institute a specific department tornado policy, designed for optimum patient safety.

Ozarks Healthcare also has hospital-wide and department-specific policies and action plans in the event of an earthquake or other natural disaster.