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Hurricane's strike brought particular risks to the oldest

By Associated Press  |  September 13, 2017

Time and again, natural disasters have claimed residents of nursing homes and other senior communities. The risks rise in a state like Florida, which has the highest proportion of people 65 and older of any state, one in five of its residents.

Florida providers brace for Hurricane Irma

Florida providers brace for Hurricane Irma

By Alex Kacik  |  September 08, 2017

As Hurricane Irma barreled toward South Florida, hospitals, distributors and government agencies prepared to help the region deal with yet another catastrophic storm. Irma made landfall in Florida on Sunday and continues to pummel the state.

Data Points: Hurricane Katrina's lasting legacy

Data Points: Hurricane Katrina's lasting legacy

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 02, 2017

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.

Illinois tornadoes test hospital's emergency plans

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 01, 2017

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.

Hurricane Matthew challenges providers on Southeast coast

By Adam Rubenfire and Shelby Livingston  |  October 08, 2016

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.

CMS finalizes emergency preparedness requirements

By Shannon Muchmore  |  September 10, 2016

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.

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