Safety

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


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

9/29/2017


Oldest patients more vulnerable during disasters

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

9/28/2017


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

9/28/2017


Florida nursing home deaths blamed on preventable chaos

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

9/28/2017


Nursing homes call Florida gov.'s emergency deadline impractical

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

9/27/2017


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

9/26/2017


Most Florida healthcare facilities were ready for Irma

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

9/26/2017


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

9/25/2017


Emails show three Savannah hospitals backpedaled on hurricane response

Memorial Health agreed to house the medical needy

9/25/2017


Florida nursing home deaths put focus on disaster planning

The new federal rule will require that nursing homes have 'alternate sources of energy to maintain temperatures to protect resident health and safety'

9/22/2017


Jacksonville-area hospitals responded to Irma with detailed emergency plans

Mayo Clinic staff, for instance, started preparing for the storm more than a week prior to experts saying the projected path would impact Florida

9/22/2017


State shuts down nursing home where 9 people died

The deaths are believed to be heat related, but still under investigation

9/21/2017


Five years after Sandy, NYC hospitals may be ready for the next big storm

Hospitals in Texas were mostly prepared for Hurricane Harvey

9/21/2017


$2.5 million in medications could go bad without power at Florida clinic

The clinic serves 10,000 patients who are uninsured and working residents with chronic medical conditions

9/20/2017


9 dead at Florida nursing home left without air conditioning

Patients at a Hollywood Facility spent days in sweltering heat after Hurricane Irma

9/20/2017


Irma forced evacuation of 30 hospitals

At least 278 assisted living facilities, 61 nursing home, and some 60 other healthcare facilities evacuated some or all of their patients

9/15/2017


Some Florida hospitals left without water, sewage service

Other hospitals across Florida have returned to normal operations

9/15/2017


Houston command center focuses on medical infrastructure continuity

The Catastrophic Medical Operations Center was established by the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council

9/14/2017


Naples hospital moves 450 evacuees to higher floors at downtown facility

More than 450 storm refugees from NCH employees' families and patient family members were moved

9/13/2017


Hurricane Irma evacuees come to N.C. hospitals

Greenville Health System has been asked to take four patients from a skilled nursing facility and from MUSC Health in Charleston

9/13/2017


St. Thomas hospital suffers catastrophic failure

Hurricane Irma leaving many parts of the second largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands in shambles

9/12/2017


Tampa hospitals weighed evacuation options before Irma

Area hospitals prepared for all possibilities before deciding whether to evacuate

9/12/2017


Irma forces hospitals across three states to evacuate

At least 35 hospitals across Florida, Georgia and South Carolina evacuate patients or shut down

9/12/2017


Central Florida hospitals evacuated, locked down ahead of Irma

The majority of patients at Health First's Cape Canaveral Hospital will be transferred to other Health First hospitals

9/12/2017


How UVA Health System responded to the Charlottesville rally

University of Virginia Health System played a key role in caring for people injured during a white nationalist march

9/11/2017


Utah facility well-stocked with medical supplies in case of disaster

Centralized location of medical products hub puts Utah in secure position

9/11/2017


Memphis, Nashville facilities take patients airlifted from Harvey

Federal agencies placed a National Disaster Medical System on alert

9/8/2017


Harvey forces healthcare facility evacuations, closures

Ben Taub General Hospital among those that evacuated its patients

9/1/2017


Houston’s hospitals become victims of flood as they work to help

The response to Harvey will show whether health officials learned lessons from Katrina

8/31/2017


Patients at Houston hospital awaited evacuation as food ran low

Water had surrounded Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, closing its main entrance

8/31/2017


Flooded nursing home's residents in viral photo 'doing fine'

Senior citizens have been relocated to nearby facility and hospital

8/30/2017


HHS declares public health emergency in Texas

Hurricane Harvey forces hospitals to close

8/30/2017


Houston hospital evacuation delayed by rising water

Water recession from around the facility will likely take several days

8/30/2017


Spanish hospital elevator malfunction kills patient

Woman crushed between floors in freak accident

8/29/2017


Healthcare facility sued over death of elderly man who drank hospital hand sanitizer

Patient consumed 500ml of the liquid, which was 75 per cent alcohol – the equivalent of a litre of gin

8/24/2017


N.H. hospital reopens ER closed by mystery illness

Mysterious odor contributed to sickening of 20 operating room staff members

8/23/2017


Healthcare facilities urged to prepare for ransomware 2.0

Next wave of attacks will likely target Internet of Things

8/23/2017


Hospitals stock up on blood, rattlesnake bite antidote for eclipse

More than 1 million visitors are expected to come to Oregon

8/21/2017


Faulty door blamed for death at Minnesota healthcare facility

A woman in a wheelchair tumbled down a stairway behind a door with a faulty lock

8/21/2017



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