Area Hospitals Strive to Help Missouri Tornado Victims

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The tornado, which flattened much of Joplin, Missouri also passed through St. Johns Hospital on Sunday evening, leaving all 183 patients, and any incoming tornado victims, without a place to go for help. Fortunately, the Via Christi Hospital in nearby Pittsburg, Kansas was ready to join in the rescue and relief efforts. For more on their interstate relief efforts, we speak to Michael Hayslip, director of public relations for Via Christi Hospital. 

Guests:

Michael Hayslip

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [1]

Tim Smith from Springfield, MO

There is more than one hospital in Joplin. The other hospital, Freeman, was untouched and received patients via whatever means possible -- including people being carried on stretchers in the backs of pickup trucks. There are also hospitals in Carthage and Miami, Oklahoma.

A trivial search in Google would have helped you more accurately source this story.

May. 24 2011 10:44 AM

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