“‘The public got these notifications, hospital employees got this, the media got this and the police and fire personnel got this. So law enforcement at each intersection would know ‘okay, in about five minutes I need to shut down my intersection because they’ll be flowing through,’ Coker says.
Each notification was received in less than 30 seconds. The notifications would say something like ‘Ambulance package 9 is leaving Trinity.’ One by one, ambulances made uneventful trips to Grandview as Trinity staff slowly closed down parts of the hospital. The last ambulance left Trinity before noon, making the move an incredibly effective (not to mention cost-efficient) success.”