Georgia hospital reviews its response to Alabama tornadoes

March 23, 2019 - 11:39 am

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Officials at a Georgia trauma center are reviewing a day this month that began as a slower-than-usual Sunday and ended in one of its busiest days.

Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown received more than 20 patients as a result of the March 3 tornado outbreak in Alabama and Georgia.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that the hospital treated patients with conditions ranging from cuts, broken bones, respiratory distress and head injuries to critical injuries.

Hospital officials say that with gaps in immediate trauma care in rural areas of Alabama and Georgia, it's not uncommon for Piedmont Columbus Regional to receive trauma patients from many miles away.

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Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, http://ledger-enquirer.com

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