Euclid Hospital Participates in Disaster Drill, and Healthwise Lunch and Learn

Euclid Hospital Participates in Disaster Drill

Euclid Hospital was among many hospitals and medical centers across Northeast Ohio to participate in a five-county wide Emergency Management Drill on July 13. 

The purpose of the drill was to test the hospital's ability to respond to an external disaster using its Emergency Operations Plan. During the exercise, Euclid Hospital was responsible for responding to and managing a surge of patients requiring mass decontamination following a chemical exposure. The Incident Command Center at Euclid was activated to coordinate emergency response efforts while continuing normal operations within the hospital. Euclid's Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT) team deployed a mass decontamination unit and performed actual decontamination on actors role playing as patients.

Drills are performed regularly to ensure the safety of patients, visitors and employees in case of a potential disaster. 

Euclid Hospital presents a Healthwise Connection “Lunch and Learn” 

More than 120 people attended a free lunch and learn session about colon cancer prevention on August 4, 2011 at the Willowick Senior Center. Sponsored by Euclid Hospital and Healthwise Connection, Gastroenterologist Michael Kirsch, M.D., presented important information on colon cancer, special risk factors, and screening options. A free lunch was provided by Parma Care/The Avenue Rehabilitation and Care Centers.

 This event was sponsored by Healthwise Connection, a free program provided by Cleveland Clinichospitals to help people 50 and older to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. You do not need to be a current Cleveland Clinic patient to qualify for enrollment in this exciting program. Once you receive your Healthwise Connection membership card, enjoy exclusive discounts and services including: health screenings, health and wellness programs, physician referral service, exercise programs and transportation assistance for medical appointments. Joining is easy. For more information or to enroll in Healthwise Connection, please call 800.775.4HWC (800.775.4492) or visit

Angela Smith


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Volume 3, Issue 7, Posted 3:46 PM, 09.15.2011