St John's Regional Medical Center Joplin Missouri

  1. My heart goes out to everyone there, as well as all of Joplin. I am watching on the news all the damage done by the tornado.....horrible!
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  2. 42 Comments

  3. by   orthonurse55
    It is definitely horrible and one of my worst fears, especially since I moved to the Midwest. Prayers to all of the people in Joplin.
  4. by   crowbutterfly
    Nurses, first responders and firefighters are en route and recently arrived. Last report is 75% of the town destroyed, 24+ fatalities. Kansas City and surrounding communities are sending equipment and personnel...St. John's Hospital was hit and is without power. All patients sent to Freeman, which is now unable to accept anyone. Lots of walking wounded and will be a long night as search/rescue continue throughout the night in the midst of the dark and lightening.
  5. by   Sparrowhawk
    I live about 45 minutes from Joplin and I'm still trying to wrap my head around it...we have family in town and haven't heard from them yet..it's gonna be a long haul. I heard a third of the southern part of twon is gone, so yeah 75% makes sense..it's just..really hard to fathom. I had my clinicals at St. John's...
  6. by   crowbutterfly
    CNN story quoting an American Red Cross estimation:
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/05/22/sev...rss_topstories
  7. by   ebear
    Sparrowhawk, my heart is with you and your family. I have a lifelong friend who works at St. John's in Springfield. Waiting for word from her. Praying for the people of Joplin! :redpinkhe
  8. by   coco4403
    Wow I did my clinicals at this hospital...my thoughts and prayers to those affected by this disaster
  9. by   Stever01
    I live in Joplin, I feel so helpless, everything is gone. I helped load three bodies in the back of a truck last night. I can't sleep, search and rescue will be going on for days. I can't get a hold of many friends, but luckily my family is okay.

    If ANYONE lives in the Joplin, MO region, please help if you can. We are in desperate need of nurses, doctors, ems, supplies, everything. Shelters are overwhellmed, triage centers are being set up and the only other hospital in town will not take patients.

    Sorry for going off topic, I just need some place to vent.
  10. by   DogWmn
    My thoughts are with you all.
  11. by   traumaRUs
    My sister lives in Springfield, MO and I know that hospital is now full too.

    So very sad.

    Prayers.
  12. by   kakamegamama
    Stever01--I'm so sorry for you and your fellow citizens. Hang in there. Vent any time.
  13. by   AtomicWoman
    I was just so *horrified* when I saw the photos of St. John's! It looked like Oklahoma City after the bombing. I cannot imagine what chaos it was there. We are with you, fellow nurses!
  14. by   Otessa
    Quote from Stever01
    I live in Joplin, I feel so helpless, everything is gone. I helped load three bodies in the back of a truck last night. I can't sleep, search and rescue will be going on for days. I can't get a hold of many friends, but luckily my family is okay.

    If ANYONE lives in the Joplin, MO region, please help if you can. We are in desperate need of nurses, doctors, ems, supplies, everything. Shelters are overwhellmed, triage centers are being set up and the only other hospital in town will not take patients.

    Sorry for going off topic, I just need some place to vent.
    Peace to you and all that are impacted by this disaster.

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