(Pictured left to right) Elizabeth Davis, Co-Chair Healthcare/Accessibility and Functional Needs Session, Lacey Vowell, WMC Nursing Home Administrator, and Michael Weston, Co-Chair Healthcare/Accessibility and Functional Needs Session.
The National Hurricane Conference was held in Austin, Texas March 30th-April 2nd.
Lacey Vowell, Administrator at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home attended the conference and served as a Presenter during the Healthcare: Accessibility and Functional Needs Session. Vowell’s presentation was titled “An EF4 Tornado Hits Winston Medical Center Nursing Home: Evacuation and Recovery.”
“I am proud to be able to share our story with Emergency and Healthcare workers across the nation, in hopes that it will assist them if they ever experience anything like we did on April 28th, 2014. Our story was a success not by accident, God has a plan for everything , and I thank him daily for allowing us to be here to share where we can,” stated Vowell.
Lacey was also the recipient of the 2015 Alan Clive Service and Spirit Memorial Award. The award was established to “honor an individual or organization who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the past years toward meeting the goal that all aspects of emergency management shall be accomplished in an equitable and impartial manner without discrimination and with the inclusion of all people who can make a contribution.”
“Clearly your leadership on April 28th is so deserving of this National recognition as you saved and protected the lives of your residents and staff while placing your own well being second to all others,” said Michael Weston, who nominated Ms. Vowell.
There were 1500 Attendees which included Emergency Managers, Elected Officials, Police and Fire Rescue, Health Care Professionals, Educators, Public Works, Allied Science, Forecasters, and Business and Industry.