St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee will conduct a full-scale evacuation exercise on Thursday morning.
The drill will include outside emergency medical services and fire agencies in addition to St. Francis staff. The exercise will start with a briefing at 8 a.m. and will be completed with a debriefing and evaluation that will end by noon.
All Allina hospitals have evacuation plans; this full-scale drill will test the plan for severe weather at St. Francis. Allina’s Unity, Abbott Northwestern, Mercy and United hospitals have already tested their plans.