Healthcare workers discuss how training helps during a crisis


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ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – One year later, we stand West Texas strong and hear from healthcare workers and their vital role in the mass shooting.

We spoke with two medical professionals who say being prepared for tragedy can save lives.

Dr. Sudip Bose, the Medical Director for OFR and the S.W.A.T. team said years of preparation go into responding to an emergency. According to him, the hospital staff is constantly doing drills, exercises, and running protocols to make sure they are prepared in case of crisis strikes.

Russell Tippin, the President and CEO of MCHS said, “Those time, seconds count and to be able to save those seconds and give people a better fighting chance to recover.”

“Even after the crisis is a learning period so that we can continue to stay strong and even improve next time and I think what Odessa came together and did is it became even stronger,” said Dr. Bose.

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March 18 2021 03:00 pm