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    Byars Health Clinic shut down ensures patient safety

    Byars Health Clinic shut down ensures patient safety

    Photo By Twana Atkinson | Pete Matusick, the Byars Health Clinic facilities manager, conducts follow-up...... read more read more



    Story by Twana Atkinson 

    Womack Army Medical Center

    WOMACK ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, FORT BRAGG, N.C. – The Womack Army Medical Center’s Emergency Management Team sprang into action after concerns of a fire at Byars Health Clinic Thursday June 6.
    Womack conducts training on how to respond to natural disasters and catastrophic events annually.
    An effective response to natural disasters and catastrophic events requires hospitals to be capable of scaling clinical operations in the face of events that would not overwhelm normal business processes.
    Thursday morning Byars was eventually evacuated after some patients and staff smelled electrical burn odor throughout the building.
    “Our facilities manager at Byars Health Clinic, Pete Matusick, responded to complaints of electrical burn smell and smoke coming from the ventilation, said Joe Dooley, the Womack Safety Manager.
    Once Matusick investigated the reports he immediately took the proper steps to ensure patient safety.
    “Everyone responded exactly how we’re trained in these situations,” said the Womack Emergency Manager, George White.
    The staff called 911 and were informed by the fire department to have everyone evacuate the building.
    Once everyone left the building, Matusick resolved the issue and the facility was back to normal business hours the next day.
    “Our leadership encourages keeping our staff trained,” said Matusick. “I’m just here to do my job the best that I can.”



    Date Taken: 06.06.2019
    Date Posted: 06.10.2019 16:05
    Story ID: 326486
    Location: FAYETTEVILLE, NC, US 

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    Byars Health Clinic shut down ensures patient safety