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St. Charles Madras conducting active weapons threat drill Sept. 24

Sept. 17, 2018

MADRAS, Ore. – St. Charles Madras is conducting a full-scale active weapons threat exercise Monday, Sept. 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with its law enforcement and EMS partners in Jefferson County. The news media are invited to observe.

Conducting drills helps the hospital and other emergency agencies train and prepare for different scenarios, as well as coordinate a response strategy, resources and communications.

If you notice more activity than usual at the hospital, including the presence of law enforcement and EMS vehicles, please know this is a training exercise only.

News media interested in observing should call St. Charles Health System Public Information Officer Lisa Goodman the day of the drill at 541-241-0467.

About St. Charles Health System

St. Charles Health System, Inc., headquartered in Bend, Ore., owns and operates St. Charles Bend, Madras, Prineville and Redmond. It also owns family care clinics in Bend, Madras, Prineville, Redmond and Sisters. St. Charles is a private, not-for-profit Oregon corporation and is the largest employer in Central Oregon with more than 4,200 caregivers. In addition, there are more than 350 active medical staff members and nearly 200 visiting medical staff members who partner with the health system to provide a wide range of care and service to our communities.