N.J. Hospitals Practice Response to Nuclear Attack

May 12, 2017

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, along with a number of state and federal agencies, conducted a simulation in the metropolitan New York area called Operation Gotham Shield to explore the aftermath of a terrorist attack with a nuclear component. On Wednesday, Hackensack University Medical Center, Palisades Medical Center and Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy participated in the exercise, testing how it would handle the thousands of patients that would be contaminated by the fallout. (Note: This story was also featured on FierceHealthcare.com.)

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