Creston Hospital Sets Example - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

Creston Hospital Sets Example

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by Phil Prazan


The Greater Regional Medical Center took major damage during a tornado one year ago.  Now, however, they want to be seen as an example of how a hospital can come together in stressful times.

The hospital teaches others how to survive in less than perfect conditions.

They give presentations and DVDs instructing other hospitals how to respond and rebuild in disasters.

Driving through Creston, you can barely tell this was the site of a EF2 tornado touchdown.

LouAnn Snodgrass says the workers at the hospital still think about that day and how the wind ripped through the patient ward.

"I don't think that we can walk through and not remember.  Not only the devastation but also the ability to stand strong and come back together," says Snodgrass.


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