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Unity Hospital Staffer Called To D.C. for State Of The Union

A member of the staff at Unity Hospital has been called to Washington for a special assignment during President Obama's State of the Union Address.
A member of the staff at Unity Hospital has been called to Washington for a special assignment during President Obama's State of the Union Address. 

Brian Sandore is the director of Unity Hospital's Respiratory Care. In a nutshell, he is a breathing expert. That professional training is why he is being deployed to Maryland for the president's State of the Union Address in the event of an emergency. Sandore is the only local health care professional being deployed to Washington D.C. for the event. He is part of the Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT). There are DMAT groups all over the country that rotate deployments. His team happened to be up in the rotation. Sandore says this is his first time being deployed. He is not being sent there to assist the president if he had a medical emergency. The team is going in case of a massive disaster, like a hurricane, where the local emergency health care services might need help taking care of patients. 

"We're not being pushed into an actual scenario. The other thing is I'm available to provide what I know in case there's a problem which we hope there's not going to be," Sandore said.

Sandore is being deployed Sunday ahead of Tuesday's address and he says he does not know exactly where he will be stationed.
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