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Knox Andress

Posted by: Andrew Lavelle; 23 March 2016; 6:48 pm

Knox Andress, is the Emergency Preparedness and Education Coordinator for the Louisiana Poison Center, Assistant Director with the Department of Emergency Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Previously, Mr. Andress served as an ED and ICU registered nurse for the CHRISTUS Schumpert Health System, in Shreveport.

Since 2002, Knox has served as Louisiana Region 7’s, Designated Regional Coordinator for 26 hospitals in Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Hospital Preparedness Program. Focus includes “all hazards” hospital planning and response including incident coordination, mass fatality planning, crisis communications, and mass casualty patient and evacuee tracking.