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Lawson Elected to Arkansas Department of Health’s Hospital Preparedness Program

Terry Lawson, Safety and Emergency Manager at Washington Regional, has been elected to the Arkansas Department of Health’s Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP). Lawson will serve as co-leader of the HPP’s Northwest Region. In that role, Lawson will help coordinate the region’s health care disaster responses by assisting health care organizations prepare for emergencies.

Lawson earned an Applied Science degree in Fire Protection from Garland County Community College and is a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional by the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers (IBCSM). He served with the Fayetteville Fire Department for 28 years where he was a Battalion Chief, and was also a certified instructor by the Arkansas Fire Training Academy, an Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Marshal, graduate of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement certification course and a member of the Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee.