Safety - October 2017

Fire at Ohio hospital forces evacuation, closing

Fire at Summa St. Thomas Hospital in Akron in basement

10/23/2017


Hospitals evacuated during Northern California wildfires

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

10/17/2017


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

10/17/2017


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

10/17/2017


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

10/16/2017


One Texas nursing home evacuation began with a gun drawn

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

10/13/2017


Hospitals evacuate as California wildfires spread

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

10/13/2017


USNS Comfort responds to second hospital generator failure in Puerto Rico

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

10/12/2017


Many nursing homes are unprepared for catastrophes

Some believe Irma-like catastrophe could have happened anywhere

10/10/2017


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.

10/10/2017


Healthcare design risk assessment toolkit offered

It focuses on helping designers promote patient and staff safety

10/5/2017


Some nursing home disaster plans called paper tigers

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

10/4/2017


Houston healthcare facility official discusses Harvey preparedness

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

10/3/2017


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

10/3/2017


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

10/3/2017



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