Logan Regional Hospital will participate in training exercise with Utah Army National Guard

LOGAN, Utah — On Thursday to Sunday, June 6 – 9, 2013, Logan Regional Hospital will participate with the Utah Army Aviation MEDEVAC (Medical Evacuation) Detachment in a medical emergency training exercise. The Army MEDEVAC Detachment will be using Logan Regional Hospital to simulate transferring patients to a higher level of care.

Military aircraft will be using the hospital helipads for landing zones. “During the training on June 6 through 9, community members near Logan Regional Hospital will observe frequent landings and departures of UH-60L Blackhawk helicopters,” said Major Shane Manwaring, Operations Officer, 2<sup>nd</sup> Battalion 211th General Support Aviation Battalion. “These aircraft will be conducting simulated patient transfers during day and night operations.”

This exercise is a part of a larger medical emergency exercise conducted by the Utah Army National Guard at Bear Lake during June 6 – 12. The training will be conducted in partnership with local law enforcement, emergency medical services, and local hospitals in order to develop operational procedures. The lessons learned from this training will be used in the event of a real world scenario.

The public is invited to attend a Utah Army National Guard community day on June 8, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Rendezvous State Park, on the south end of Bear Lake.

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