Indiana stage collapse highlights hospitals’ crisis planning
In the wake of a tragedy, Indiana University Health communicators were glad they had updated their protocol. But there were still lessons to be learned.
When high winds hit the Indiana State Fair recently, Libby Manship happened to be there. As director of eMarketing for Indiana University Health , she took shelter in a cow barn, unaware that violent gusts had toppled a band stage and its rigging nearby. It would kill six people and injure scores. After she learned the news from Twitter on Aug. 13, it soon became clear the hospital system would be flooded with patients. But as IU Health rushed to respond read more...
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