The Grant County Health Department Staff performed the POD exercise with the help of:
Emergency Management Coordinator Don Button
Southwest Kansas Health Initiative Coordinator Richard Everett
Emergency Medical Service Director Jerry Jo Deckert
Terry Crosby and Dave Harbour (Paramedics)
Pioneer Electric Executive Secretary Judy Parsons
Pioneer Electric Communications Specialist Rae Gorman
Sheriff Lance Babcock
RN Volunteer Sharon Phelps
Janet Thomeczek, RN
Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital
These volunteers all joined together to test the ability of health department staff and volunteers in setting up, securing the area, responding to the special needs of patients, operating, completing and then breaking down a point of distribution site. The Pioneer Electric employees needing vaccines were the participants. The exercise was a success with everyone completing all the tasks assigned.
Group preparing for the POD Exercise at Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc located in Ulysses.
Lynette Metcalf, RN assessing patient
Heather Wood and Norma Bowen register David Romero III for needed vaccines.
Richard Everett, Janet Thomeczek, RN, Tami Fagala, RN, and Rhonda Wilkerson, RN evaluating the POD Exercise.
Anne Schmidt, RN giving vaccine.
Sharon Phelps, RN providing education on the flu vaccine to Miriam Keaton.