St. Louis Public Radio News
11:02 am
Tue February 25, 2003

Hospitals Will Share Resources in Disasters

St. Louis, MO – Tuesday Mayor Francis Slay and leaders from St. Louis area hospitals announced an agreement they say will prepare the region for a major civil emergency.

Thirty-five hospitals are taking part in the Metropolitan Medical Response System a mutual aid agreement to share hospital resources.

Mayor Slay says regional cooperation is critical in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack.

The agreement includes new communications and patient tracking technology, and includes hospitals in the city, plus 10 counties in Missouri and Illinois.