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Trauma center participates in USAF Angel Thunder exercise
Trauma center participates in USAF Angel Thunder exercise
Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center is expecting increased air evac flights on April 13, 2013 when the hospital participates in Resolute Angel, a U.S. Air Force search-and-rescue and medical evacuation exercise. Resolute Angel will test local, state and federal organizations with a mock catastrophic, mass-casualty event reaching from the Grand Canyon to the New Mexico/Arizona border. The exercise is part of Angel Thunder 2013, the world's largest personnel recovery exercise, integrating sister services and numerous state, national, multinational and interagency assets dedicated to saving lives in incredible circumstances. Participation in Angel Thunder is part of Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center's continuing readiness training for response to a major regional disaster. Normal hospital operations will continue and patient care is not expected to be affected as the simulated victims are airlifted to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn's Level I Trauma Center. Scottsdale Healthcare has participated in previous Angel Thunder and other regional exercises to practice its disaster response capabilities and procedures in collaboration with military, federal, state and local agencies. The Scottsdale Healthcare Military Partnership provides military medical personnel with training, education, skills and experience needed to perform successfully in combat and humanitarian missions while building relationships that can be used in potential disaster response situations. For more information on the Scottsdale Healthcare Military Partnership, visit http://www.shc.org/militarytraining.