The havoc wrought by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast states reminds us all of how devastating a natural disaster can be.
For the medical teams at Southcoast Hospitals who would respond to such a crisis in our region, annual training and crisis planning are the best preparation.
Earlier this year representatives from the Tobey Hospital Emergency Department were among the first in Massachusetts to attend a national disaster readiness program at the Noble Training Center (NTC) in Alabama.
"It's as close to the real thing as you can get," said Robert B. Quirk BA, RN, Nurse Manager of Emergency Services at Tobey. "From chemical exposures and infectious disease to violent crimes and hostage situations, the training is designed to provide health care professionals with the skills to manage the most devastating of circumstances."
Learn more about this disaster training at Southcoast.
Your St. Luke's ER team
It's our people.
Like Patricia Keenan, RN, an Emergency Department nurse with years of experience taking care of some of the area's most critical patients.
"Each nurse may take care of several patients at once, but no matter what their problems are, we care about each and every one of them," she said.
Meet other members of the St. Luke's ED staff.
Your chance to join our team
During the month of September, we invite you to walk into Human Resources at either Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's in New Bedford, Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; or Tobey Hospital in Wareham, by appointment only.
You'll have the opportunity to meet with our recruitment specialists and managers to learn about the wide variety of career opportunities at Southcoast. While you're here, you can participate in a personalized tour of our state-of-the-art facilities.
You'll get a $25 American Express Gift Check just for interviewing! And all hires receive an MP3 player.
If you are unable to join us during Southcoast September Interview Days, call any of our Recruitment Specialists or see our website for a complete listing of career opportunities.
As one of Massachusetts' largest and most successful hospital systems, we have exceptional resources and care in a state-of-the-art environment. Stop by and see what we're all about.