Fillmore County Hospital in Geneva has put moving day into disaster mode to transfer patients and equipment to its new facility.
Thursday marked the first day for the hospital in its new building, which
replaces the old facility constructed in 1961.
To transfer operations, hospital staff approached the move as if it was a disaster. An incident command was set up, and each department had a detailed relocation plan.
CEO Paul Utemark says since hospitals are often ground zero for coordinating emergency response, officials treated the move as a
mock disaster, complete with evacuating patients.