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


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'


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


State shuts down nursing home where 9 people died

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


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

Hospitals in Texas were mostly prepared for Hurricane Harvey


$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 dead at Florida nursing home left without air conditioning

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


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


Some Florida hospitals left without water, sewage service

Other hospitals across Florida have returned to normal operations


Houston command center focuses on medical infrastructure continuity

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


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


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


St. Thomas hospital suffers catastrophic failure

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


Tampa hospitals weighed evacuation options before Irma

Area hospitals prepared for all possibilities before deciding whether to evacuate


Irma forces hospitals across three states to evacuate

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


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


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


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

Centralized location of medical products hub puts Utah in secure position


Memphis, Nashville facilities take patients airlifted from Harvey

Federal agencies placed a National Disaster Medical System on alert


Harvey forces healthcare facility evacuations, closures

Ben Taub General Hospital among those that evacuated its patients


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


Patients at Houston hospital awaited evacuation as food ran low

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


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

Senior citizens have been relocated to nearby facility and hospital


HHS declares public health emergency in Texas

Hurricane Harvey forces hospitals to close


Houston hospital evacuation delayed by rising water

Water recession from around the facility will likely take several days


Spanish hospital elevator malfunction kills patient

Woman crushed between floors in freak accident


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



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