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Blackfoot, Idaho – June 10, 2015: 10:45 a.m. – Bingham Memorial Hospital participated in a joint training with the Idaho National Laboratory as a test to the National Incident Command System.

The goal of the drill is designed to ensure our hospital staff, working in concert with local first-responders, have sharpened skills in the event of an actual incident. Please note, there was no threat or actual contamination.

Bingham Memorial Hospital is committed to the safety of our patients and to everyone in our community, and continually strives to keep our skills sharp and our training current.

About Bingham Memorial Hospital

Bingham Memorial Hospital is a 501(c)3 non-profit critical access hospital located in Blackfoot, Idaho. Bingham Memorial Hospital is committed to the pursuit of excellence in our endeavor to provide a continuum of quality, compassionate, healthcare services for residents and visitors to east Idaho, in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible. They have healthcare facilities in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Shelley, and Soda Springs, Idaho. For more information, visit www.binghammemorial.org or call (208) 785-4100.

About the National Incident Command System

Developed in 1970, ICS is a standardized on-scene incident management concept designed specifically to allow responders to adopt an integrated organizational structure equal to the complexity and demands of any single incident or multiple incidents without being hindered by jurisdictional boundaries.

Media Contact:

Mark Baker

Director of Public Relations & Marketing

98 Poplar Street

Blackfoot, ID 83221

208.785.3858 - 208.782.2864 (fax)

mbaker@binghammemorial.org

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