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Friday, October 30, 2009

St. Francis security chief completes disaster response training

BEECH GROVE, Ind. – Michael Johnson, director of security/safety at St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers has completed training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Johnson was selected from the nation’s estimated 11 million emergency responders to attend training at the Anniston, Ala., center. He participated in hands-on training in scenarios ranging from terrorism and responding to hazardous materials crises in a health-care delivery environment.

The exercises were conducted at the CDP’s Noble Training Facility, the nation’s only hospital dedicated to the training hospital and healthcare professionals in disaster preparedness and response.

Johnson, former chief of the Beech Grove Police Department, oversees all aspects of safety and security at St. Francis hospitals in Indianapolis, Beech Grove and Mooresville.