Traverse City, MI (PRWEB) June 30, 2011
A highly pitched whistle alerted Birmingham, Alabama, of the impending tornado disaster. “It took out homes, trees, and even people’s pets,” recounts Willard W. Mosier, MD, FACP, FCCP, Medical Director of the Cooper Green Mercy Hospital Emergency Department.
Dr. Mosier was an integral force in battling the impact of the recent tornado disaster in Birmingham, Alabama. “In times of emergency,” says Dr. Mosier, “patients from afflicted areas are drawn to our hospital for medical service.”
For his outstanding leadership service, both during the tornado and year-round, Dr. Mosier recently accepted ECI’s Meritorious Award of Distinction at the 2011 Annual Partners’ Meeting. In receiving the highest accolade bestowed by ECI, Dr. Mosier calls the award not only an honor for himself, but for his hospital and his community.
Cooper Green Mercy hospital is in the 96th percentile for patient satisfaction, putting it among the top hospitals in the country. Dr. Mosier oversees a 20-bed emergency department that treats approximately 30,000 patients each year.
The hospital’s Pratt City outpatient care clinic was demolished in the tornado, leaving patients to rely on the medical care and service of the Cooper Green Emergency Department.
Dr. Mosier, given his experience with earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods, is well-prepared to handle the effects of any impending natural disasters. “Nobody is certain what will happen now,” says Dr. Mosier, “as we deal with future storms, as well as the debris left by this tornado.” In its wake, the tornado left bodies, cars, and demolished homes – all of which are now the Birmingham area’s burden. Dr. Mosier is a member of Cooper Green Hospital’s Senior Management Team, so he is able to play a key role in strategizing ways to deal with this disaster and prepare for future challenges.
The tornado’s impact on the community came at a difficult time, Dr. Mosier points out, when the country as a whole is under economic stress and Birmingham’s local government resources are already strained. “There is, Dr. Mosier says, “an underlying sadness because the way that people in this area have always lived has suddenly changed.”
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