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Ready, willing, able

By Staff
Jan. 20, 2002
Meridian is blessed with outstanding medical facilities staffed by skilled professionals and equipped with the modern means to handle emergency situations. They do so every day, and their presence here should be a comfort to anyone in sudden medical need.
Law enforcement officers in Meridian and Lauderdale County and medical staff at Meridian's three hospitals did a fabulous job last Wednesday coordinating the arrival and treating victims of the hydrogen sulfide leak at Georgia-Pacific's plant in Pennington, Ala. The responses of all concerned in the Meridian area were phenomenal.
Sheriff's deputies and Meridian city police officers stopped traffic at strategic intersections along Highway 19 in a show of coordination that deserves high praise. Emergency vehicles from Choctaw County, Ala., were able to get into town very quickly and the response of our local law officers made a difference in getting victims to much-needed treatment.
Medical staff at Rush Foundation Hospital and Riley Hospital took immediate action to tend to the victims and Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center was well-prepared to offer valuable assistance, too.
While the number of potential victims was smaller than expected and that's a good thing the emergency response system in place here was ready, willing and able to accommodate their needs.
Meridian is blessed with outstanding medical facilities staffed by skilled professionals and equipped with the modern means to handle emergency situations. They do so every day, and their presence here should be a comfort to anyone in sudden medical need.

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