Safety - September 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


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



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