Healthcare facilities might not be prepared for some long-term effects and financial risks of hurricanes, according to an article on the Fierce Healthcare website.
A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers cited areas that hospitals and health systems should address when building plans for hurricanes or other disasters, including:
• Provide support to staffers and their family members
• Re-establish patient safety or regulatory protocols
• Bring operational elements, such as the supply chain, back online