Houston's hospitals were well-prepared for Hurricane Harvey. In the past 10 years, hospitals in disaster-prone areas across the country have implemented both structural and operational safeguards to keep patients and staffers safe and prevent major damage.
Online resources for healthcare providers and patients managing the effects of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey can be found in Modern Healthcare's digital guide.
Many long-term care providers may not be prepared to meet CMS emergency preparedness requirements—the cost of which is estimated at $370 million the first year.
A few hours before a tornado touched down Tuesday night in Ottawa, a southwest Chicago suburb, frontline staff at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center was preparing to receive a score of patients injured in the aftermath.
To prepare for the hurricane that pummeled the U.S.' Southeast coast last week, hospitals in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas either evacuated their facilities or prepared to face the storm.
Providers must adhere to four best-practice standards: developing an emergency plan, creating a communications plan, having a training program and developing appropriate policies and procedures, according to the rule.
Data Points for the week of Aug. 29, 2016, covered the following topics: Funding for disaster preparedness, hospital response plans in emergencies, delivering drugs in emergencies, and civilian medical volunteers.
Flooding in Louisiana has left six people dead, 20,000 in need of rescue and over 10,000 in shelters. Local hospitals remain open but their operations are struggling, especially in light of reduced federal funding.
Commentary: Hospitals, systems play critical leadership role in boosting our national health security
America's hospitals and health systems must be prepared for anything, but as the range of threats to health in our communities becomes broader and the threats hit more quickly and frequently, provider organizations will need to play bigger roles in heading off problems before they spiral into...
Three New York City hospital executives have left their leadership roles a month after a patient died in the emergency department of their facility from a misdiagnosed ailment.
The Dec. 7 editorial “Tackle gun violence like other public health problems” misses the point. Violence is the public health problem, not guns. Guns are only a symptom.
As many as three gunmen opened fire Wednesday at a California social services center in a room rented by San Bernardino County health officials. A short while later, local police shot and killed two suspects not far from the center.