Emergency preparedness - strategies, tips and insights for the healthcare facilities management industry


Preparing Healthcare Facilities for Severe Thunderstorms



Florida Hospital Experiences Two Power Outages in Less Than 24 Hours



Strengthening Healthcare Emergency Management



How Healthcare Facilities Management Can Respond to Disasters



Are Rural Healthcare Facilities Prepared for Climate Change?



Emergency Preparedness: Addressing Compliance Challenges



Brockton Hospital to Remain Close for Three Months



Fire Breaks Out at Brockton Hospital



Healthcare Workers Struggle with Emergency Codes



FGI Resource Targets Facilities Readiness for Emergencies



How Digital Codes and Standards Are Affecting Healthcare Infrastructure



Backup Power Keeps Hospitals Operating in Times of Crisis



Access Control Systems Reevaluated in Wake of Mass Shootings



Strategic Planning for Healthcare Workers’ Safety and Health



How Facilities Managers Can Better Prepare for Emergencies



Strategic Emergency Preparedness for Healthcare Facilities 



Emergency Preparedness Now a Year-Round Challenge



Two Emergency Preparedness Tactics for Healthcare Facilities



Disaster Preparedness – Considerations On Cybersecurity And Resiliency



Can Nursing Homes Social Distance If The Power Goes Off During A Hurricane?



Louisiana Hospitals Prepared For Delta While Dealing With Covid



California Senior Care Homes Still Aren’t Ready for Wildfires



Orlando Hospitals Remind Public That Medical Facilities Are Not Hurricane Shelters



Hospitals Prepare For Hurricane Season During Pandemic



What if hospitals face a hurricane and coronavirus at the same time?



Coronavirus complicates hurricane planning



COVID-19 would complicate hospital evacuations



Resilient design for healthcare facilities about more than disasters



The key to an effective emergency plan



Hurricane Florence repairs nearly complete at North Carolina hospital



Army Corps of Engineers stayed ahead of building challenge by being proactive



Puerto Rico still lacking proper medical facilities since hurricane



Steps for effective emergency preparedness



Kaiser Permanente prepares for disasters based on experience



Preparing healthcare facilities for a disaster



Tips for life-safety and emergency prep in longterm care facilities



California hospital creates disaster carts



Steps for effective emergency preparedness



Creating a healthcare facility emergency plan



A Houston hospital stays afloat during extreme weather



Calif. hospital hospital rests on rollers to withstand earthquakes



California hospital disaster planning conference dealing with new normal



Hospitals working to meet the challenge of seismic safety



Hundreds of Tampa Bay area nursing homes, assisted living facilities still without backup power



Fla. hospital's hurricane shelter plan may be collapsing



Report says Florida needs to do more to fight disease, other threats



U.S. disaster preparedness is slowing



Seismic safety rules expensive for Sonoma County hospitals



N.C. residents oppose construction of ‘essential’ hospital water system



Seismic-event-ready California hospital themed for natural elements



Miami Beach hospital designed for coastal weather events



Staffing up during a crisis



Cape Cod healthcare facilities ready for storms



Creating a healthcare facility emergency plan



Hospitals in Belize to be safer, green and more resilient



Mobile acute services hospitals created as an independent pod-based system of drones



Critical weather intelligence makes the difference in volunteer hurricane relief efforts



Meeting the requirements for emergency equipment



Building a compliant emergency preparedness program



Fla. nursing homes want more time on generator requirements



When hurricane hit, most long-term care facilities hadn’t finished backup power plans



S.C. opens special shelter, evacuates hospital inpatient services ahead of flooding



A year after Hurricane Irma, there are still nursing home preparedness concerns



California senior-facilities’ staffs allegedly abandoned residents during Tubbs Fire



How UC Medical Center dealt with Cincinnati shooting



Hundreds of Fla. assisted living facilities without critical equipment



Hawaii hospitals prepared for Hurricane Lane patients



Managing patient surges with social media



How healthcare facilities survive natural disasters



New Cape Cod healthcare facility being built to survive strongest hurricanes



27 Hawaii hospitals join for disaster drill



Missouri hospitals built to withstand tornadoes



Ohio healthcare facility drills for an active shooter incident



Florida nursing homes say they're ready for hurricane season



Survey says: Most hospitals aren't ready for mass tragedy



Boston hospitals prepare for tragedy



Hospital rebuilt with safety features after tornado



Utah hospital practices for earthquake aftermath



How hospitals respond to mass casualties like Toronto’s van attack



When will Fla.'s mandated nursing home generators be inspected?



Vegas hospital CEO: 'Drill like it's the real thing'



Severe weather: The four extreme threats safety personnel need to know



Drivers struggle to bring doctors, organs to hospital during blizzard in Ireland



Calif. healthcare facility could lose beds if not earthquake compliant by 2030



Report finds U.S. hospitals ill-equipped for large disasters



Mass notification systems are becoming more common



How to prepare your facility for a nuclear attack



False alarm a preparedness wake-up call for Maui County



Low water pressure forces closures for New Orleans hospitals



Ham radio operators train to help healthcare facilities, others in disasters



CDC to issue guidance to prepare for nuclear war



Boston area healthcare facilities were prepared for storm



Amtrak derailment emergency response went well



Key points in mass-casualty disaster planning



Hospitals save lives and money by investing in climate resilience



Los Angeles launches seismic program with compliance notices



12 Florida nursing home patient deaths ruled homicides



Interoperability lessons learned from disasters



Las Vegas hospital offers lessons in disaster planning



Report explores emergency preparedness for healthcare facilities



The deadline is today: Is your emergency communications plan ready?



Florida nursing home now in compliance with emergency generator directive



New weather data technology can raise alarm ahead of extreme events



CMS emergency preparedness deadline is a week away



Houston hospital still closed after Harvey



Los Angeles hospital to close, cites costs of retrofitting



What to know about the CMS emergency preparedness rule's communication plan requirement



Florida moves to shut down nursing home where 14 died during Irma



Some flexibility seen in Florida nursing home generator order



Healthcare facilities must have business continuity plan



One Texas nursing home evacuation began with a gun drawn



Hospitals evacuate as California wildfires spread



USNS Comfort responds to second hospital generator failure in Puerto Rico



Making a healthcare facility disaster-ready



Las Vegas hospitals request aid to treat shooting victims



Some nursing home disaster plans called paper tigers



Having a vision to withstand disaster



Fla. healthcare facilities rush to implement new regulations



Florida nursing home deaths blamed on preventable chaos



HHS offers hurricane preparation guidance



Most Florida healthcare facilities were ready for Irma



Florida nursing home where 11 died had emergency plan with no mention of air conditioning



Emails show three Savannah hospitals backpedaled on hurricane response



Jacksonville-area hospitals responded to Irma with detailed emergency plans



State shuts down nursing home where 9 people died



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



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



9 dead at Florida nursing home left without air conditioning



Hurricane Irma evacuees come to N.C. hospitals



St. Thomas hospital suffers catastrophic failure



Tampa hospitals weighed evacuation options before Irma



Central Florida hospitals evacuated, locked down ahead of Irma



In better news, eclipse went off without a healthcare hitch



How UVA Health System responded to the Charlottesville rally



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



Houston VA hospital prepares for aftermath



Harvey highlights need for emergency plans



Guam healthcare officials ramp up security plans



Key components to severe weather preparedness



Some Portland-area healthcare facilities planning eclipse-related closures, service cuts



Oregon hospital prepares to care for eclipse watchers



Some California hospitals don’t pass quake test



Iowa healthcare facility prepares for helipad chopper crash



Duke University Hospital gets mobile water filtration system



Don’t get caught in the dark, make sure your backup power is hurricane ready



Texas hospital ready for hazardous material emergencies



California hospital moves patients ahead of potential flood



Central Florida expecting busy year of healthcare construction



Broward Health CEO discusses Fort Lauderdale airport shooting



Healthcare facilities feel impact of extreme heat



Orlando healthcare facility's mass casualty drills helped them prepare for shooting



California hospital buildings need seismic upgrades



After power outage, Ohio surgeon completes surgery aided by cellphones



Houston Methodist Hospital automates control of emergency power supply system



Hurricane Matthew put N.C. hospital to the test



Safeguarding imaging facilities



New Orleans VA hospital designed to be disaster resistant



Managing an emergency or natural disaster



New plant to keep Mass. hospital running during disaster



Healthcare facility C-suite's role in a disaster readiness efforts



Getting a healthcare facility disaster ready



The CMS preparedness rule presents opportunity



Legrand to Donate up to $100k in Matched Employee Contributions to Red Cross Natural Disaster Relief Efforts



Illinois hospital conducts power failure evacuation drill



Colorado healthcare facilities train for disaster



Ways healthcare facilities can support staff after a disaster



Mock drill coordinates efforts of N.Y. community hospitals



Tennessee hospital now StormReady



Disaster drills key to mass-shooter response



Fire closes California hospital



Louisiana hospitals up and running through flooding



Chicago hospitals prepared for Lollapalooza rush



Philly hospitals ready for potential convention issues



Hospitals prepare for political conventions



Phoenix Children's Hospital certified as 'StormReady'



When active shooters invade healthcare facilities, having a plan matters



Hospital emergency preparedness initiative goes national



Penn. healthcare facilities equipped for mass shooting



Hospital constantly updates disaster-response plans



Security planning for healthcare facility emergencies



How healthcare facilities respond to mass shootings



Missouri hospitals prepare for severe weather



Healthcare facilities can use model crisis plans to address disasters



New Joplin hospital built to weather storms



Alaska hospital takes part in 3-day disaster drill



Dealing with water outages



New Joplin hospital to open four years after tornado



Ensuring your emergency messaging system is disaster-ready



Mississippi hospital storm ready



California hospital plans seismic study



White House report tells hospitals how to prepare for climate change



Snow brings chaos, loss to Buffalo nursing home



Pakistani hospitals set up disaster management wards



Palm Springs hospital unveils emergency phone system



FEMA offers resources for digital disaster prep



Military offers lessons for dealing with mass casualties



Nebraska hospital hit with severe flooding



N.Y. hospital to get $1.1 billion for Hurricane Sandy repairs



During natural disasters, hospital resilience is key



Australian health executive remembers flood evacuation



Missouri hospital participates in national earthquake drill



Use of mass notification systems during an emergency



Oklahoma hospital designed for severe weather



Involving security in an emergency situation



Mock disaster drills held at Connecticut senior facility



New Hampshire hospitals take part in pandemic exercise



West Virginia hospital holds decontamination drill



Mobile hospital becomes temporary medical center



Manhattan hospitals partner for disaster drill



Portsmouth hospital practices for disasters



Staten Island hospital gets $12 million protective funding for power unit



HIEs can improve disaster planning



Hospital staff prepares for decontamination emergency



Preparing for severe weather



Nursing home tornado shelters recommended



Oklahoma hospital prepares well before the storm



Mock disaster tests Ontario hospital privacy procedures



Florida hospital on mock 'high alert'



Senator pushes FEMA to OK $20M for New York healthcare facilities



Nebraska hospital hosts mass-casualty incident exercise



One year after flood, Illinois hospital is more prepared



Boston hospitals apply lessons learned from bombing



Healthcare providers preparing for climate change



Ohio hospitals hold mass-casualty exercise



Disabled helicopter removed from hospital roof



UNM Hospital staff trains at FEMA facility



New, past violent events spark facility emergency drills



Hospitals simulate infectious disease disaster



British Columbia hospital to boost emergency generator capacity



Lincoln hospitals hold winter storm disaster training



NH hospital personnel train for disasters



Changes in Joint Commission standards for environment of care coming



CMS rule on emergency preparedness would establish national requirements



Researching disaster helps hospital plan



Surviving a disaster can change emergency plan



CMS proposes emergency preparedness rule



Georgia hospital says it's snow-ready



CMS proposes rule on emergency preparedness



Tougher emergency preparedness rules proposed for long-term care facilities



Illinois hospital drill strives for failure



New EPA clean air rules will affect hospital power systems



Facilities staff find 50-year-old 'treasure' hidden in hospital basement



Isolated Colorado hospital braces for winter after surviving flood



Super storms put focus on building resilient hospitals



St Louis hospital gets 'Storm Ready' status



N.Y. hospital building projects prepare facilities for future superstorms



Hospitals addressing problems from flooding one year after Sandy



More progress needed to prepare hospitals for natural disasters.



Washington hospital prepares for disaster



Hospital team's response during Marathon bombings offers lessons for management under pressure.



Thai healthcare system disaster management looks at Japan model



Connecticut hospital tests and trains emergency responders



Look for lighting that exceeds emergency standard for healthcare facilities



Billings Clinic practices for power outage



Infection control should be part of disaster plan



Hospitals make significant progress in disaster readiness



Combined heat and power systems reduce energy use and outage risk



Hospitals look past codes to set power reliability minimums



Ensuring fail-safe power in emergencies



Rockford hospitals lauded for storm readiness



Hospital disaster preparation evolves



Hospitals building coalitions to ensure business continuity



Boston bombing tests area hospital's disaster response plans



U.S. government grants top $916 million for healthcare disaster preparedness



Joplin hospital rebuilds, aiming to withstand monster tornados



NYC hospitals improving emergency preparedness post Sandy



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