Safety - September 2019

Bahamas clinic loses staff, power and water — stays open

A massive generator was eventually delivered by the Dutch navy

9/27/2019


Some Ga. hospitals replace color-based emergency codes with plain language

The use of plain language emergency alerts is recommended by federal agencies

9/25/2019


Healthcare delivered in a damaged hospital, field hospitals and pop-up clinics in the Bahamas

It was estimated that 90% of equipment and supplies – and all the hospital beds – in Rand Memorial Hospital on Grand Bahama Island were damaged

9/19/2019


California hospital disaster planning conference dealing with new normal

What were once rare or infrequent events have now become regular occurrences in California

9/19/2019


No injuries after tornado hits South Dakota hospital

Dozens of buildings were damaged or destroyed, trees torn up and power lines downed

9/18/2019


When Dorian hit, Fla.’s generator requirements were not enforced

Following Hurricane Irma, Florida changed its regulations to require backup generators and enough fuel to maintain comfortable temperatures

9/17/2019


Cladding to be removed at Oxford's Churchill and Children's hospitals

The wrong materials were used at the two healthcare facilities

9/17/2019


Bahamas healthcare facilities struggle to deal with decomposing bodies after Dorian

Bahamas’ only functioning public hospital expects the death toll would be 'staggering,' and two refrigerated, 40-foot trucks would be needed

9/16/2019


Houston hospital declares 'internal disaster' after water main breaks

Declaring a systemwide internal disaster helped manage ambulance and patient volume

9/16/2019


When computers crashed, one Milwaukee hospital turned away ambulances

At least four patients, including one who was having a life-threatening heart attack, were turned away

9/12/2019


Hospital staffers move babies to safety in 'mini ICU on wheels' ahead of hurricane

Three teams of drivers, respiratory nurses and therapists from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta drove to a pair of hospitals in Savannah

9/12/2019


Long-term care residents moved to safer ground ahead of Dorian

More than 380 people were evacuated from North Carolina long-term care centers

9/12/2019


Hospitals are being rebuilt for stronger storms

The resilience of hospitals is especially important for areas that only have one major medical center

9/10/2019


Dorian forces more than 100 Florida healthcare facilities to evacuate

Facilities moved patients and residents to other facilities and buildings inland

9/9/2019


Space Coast hospitals, nursing homes prepped for Dorian

The emergency management coordinator for Brevard County started daily conference calls with local hospital systems last week

9/6/2019



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