Dec. 11, 2011 – A delegation of the Texas State Legislators, judges and the leadership of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston visited Kaplan Medical Center to learn and witness its medical staff ‘s and facilities’ preparedness to care for terrorism victims as well as the hospital’s readiness in the event of other hostilities such as rocket attacks on southern Israel.
Prof. Jacob Yahav, the KMC CEO, who had accompanied the delegation on an extensive tour of the hospital, pointed out that, since KMC and the heartland of Israel it serves are in the direct range of rockets barrage from Gaza, the structures in its many facilities such as Emergency Rooms, Operating Rooms, Delivery Rooms, Pediatric ER in the new Pediatric Medical Center and many other rooms there, are reinforced and can withstand the rockets attacks.
“Our emergency medical teams have been trained in the ways to give the best medical care , when necessary, in situations of defensive emergency, not least of which are the nuclear and biological attacks” stated Prof. Yahav.
He added: “Kaplan has reacted with quick professional competence and compassion to the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in the south of Israel . We are doing everything possible to continue the instruction of our medical emergency teams for any defensive situation”
During their tour of the hospital, the delegation visited the old facilities of the Pediatric Department (which will be moved to a new and modern facility next month) and were duly impressed with the professional and comprehensive care received by an infant who had been suffering from smoke inhalation as a result of a rocket attack on the city of Ashdod of a few months ago.
The delegation remained very impressed with their visit and has concluded that Kaplan Medical Center is very suitably prepared for any medical defensive emergencies.