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Hospital uses students to practice for disaster

Newton Medical Center and the Newton County School System collaborated this week on a disaster drill. Healthcare students at the Newton College & Career Academy were actors for the hospital's annual disaster drill triage on Tuesday. Pictured is Dr. GoBind Singh, medical director for Georgia Emergency Physicians, examening patient Kyle Wright, a senior who plans to become a Pre-Med student next year. Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Newton Medical Center and the Newton County School System collaborated this week on a disaster drill. Healthcare students at the Newton College & Career Academy were actors for the hospital's annual disaster drill triage on Tuesday. Pictured is Dr. GoBind Singh, medical director for Georgia Emergency Physicians, examening patient Kyle Wright, a senior who plans to become a Pre-Med student next year. Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

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Emergency Department technician Kristen Medlock pushes student Ameira Willis, who acted like she had right hip pain, had a hard time walking and couldn't stand up. The fire department also participated in the event.