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Hospitals fully staffed, prepared for weather

Doctors and nurses were coming to work early and sleeping in local hospital beds to be sure they could be at work after the winter storm began Sunday.

Area hospitals were fully staffed and prepared to maintain staffing despite up to 8 inches of snow and below-zero temperatures, officials said.

Johnson Memorial Hospital asked its evening and night workers to head to work Sunday morning before the majority of the snow fell, so they would be at work regardless of road conditions, chief operating officer Steve Wohlford said.

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