48 hours after fire at Pa. senior facility, some residents were still missing

Residents were evacuated into bitter cold, and 27 were transported to hospitals


San Juan VA hospital sheltering veterans after hurricane

In many instances the VA has kept people after they were stabilized, because they had nowhere else to go


New weather data technology can raise alarm ahead of extreme events

Advance location alerting helps leaders know when to trigger emergency response plans


Leapfrog releases fall 2017 hospital safety grades

Of the more than 2,600 hospitals graded, 832 earned an A


Dublin hospital ordered to install sprinkler system

The National Children’s Hospital has been ordered to install sprinklers across all floors of the hospital following an appeal to An Bord Pleanála


What to know about the CMS emergency preparedness rule's communication plan requirement

The deadline for compliance is November 15, 2017


Evidence-based design solutions can be applied within the correctional health environment

It’s important that treatment spaces in prisons and jails be designed for effective care delivery while meeting the safety and security needs, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Hot cleaning rags ignite at California nursing home

Cleaning rags had been removed from the dryer too soon without cooling off


Group working to curb harmful surgical smoke

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses' 'Go Clear' program aims to bring awareness to the harmful effects


Fire at Ohio hospital forces evacuation, closing

Fire at Summa St. Thomas Hospital in Akron in basement


Hospitals evacuated during Northern California wildfires

At least two hospitals in Northern California evacuated patients as wildfires destroyed 1,500 structures


New lifting device may cut down on healthcare facility staff injuries

Healthcare workers experience injuries at nearly three times the rate of other professional and business services


Mobile weather monitoring technology can aid first responders

A hospital operation center could rely on those driving ambulances or helicopters to make decisions that are best for them and their patients


Puerto Rico’s healthcare situation is dire, three weeks after hurricane

Hospitals are running low on medicine while admitting patients from medical centers where generators failed


One Texas nursing home evacuation began with a gun drawn

Volunteer drew gun when facility staff wouldn't allow evacuation of patients


Hospitals evacuate as California wildfires spread

Kaiser Permanente's and Sutter Health's Santa Rosa hospitals transported patients to other healthcare facilities


USNS Comfort responds to second hospital generator failure in Puerto Rico

The hospital ship received four critical patients from Hospital Menonita in Caguas


Many nursing homes are unprepared for catastrophes

Some believe Irma-like catastrophe could have happened anywhere


Central OhioTrauma System Central helps Ohio hospitals respond to potential disasters

They have plans for blizzards, tornadoes, virus outbreaks, aircraft crashes, mass killings and other calamities.


Healthcare design risk assessment toolkit offered

It focuses on helping designers promote patient and staff safety


Some nursing home disaster plans called paper tigers

Around the country, facilities have been caught unprepared for mundane emergencies


Houston healthcare facility official discusses Harvey preparedness

Memorial Hermann Health System was among the many hospitals affected by hurricane


London's newest hospital failed fire safety checks

Cladding on Cladding on London’s newest hospital building failed fire safety checks ordered after the Grenfell Tower disaster


Medical overview of dealing with natural disasters

As the storms approach, each healthcare facility must make difficult decisions between evacuating patients and staff and riding it out


Fla. healthcare facilities rush to implement new regulations

Owners have until Nov. 15 to purchase generators and enough fuel to maintain temperatures below 80 degrees for at least four days


Oldest patients more vulnerable during disasters

Nursing homes and other facilities are required to have preparation plans in place


Hospital in Upper Keys reopens after hurricane damage

Mariners Hospital in Tavernier evacuated its patients ahead of Irma approached and the hospital’s first floor was flooded


Florida nursing home deaths blamed on preventable chaos

Only one nursing home with a power loss is known to have caused multiple deaths


Nursing homes call Florida gov.'s emergency deadline impractical

Nursing homes ordered have generators capable of running air conditioning in place by Nov. 15


Florida governor gives assisted living communities 60 days to get generators

The facilities are also required to have enough fuel to enable them to maintain comfortable temperatures for at least 96 hours following a power outage


Most Florida healthcare facilities were ready for Irma

Despite Hollywood horror story, most other healthcare facilities in southern Florida were prepared


Florida nursing home where 11 died had emergency plan with no mention of air conditioning

The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills' plan created with copy-paste passages


Emails show three Savannah hospitals backpedaled on hurricane response

Memorial Health agreed to house the medical needy



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