September 02, 2017
Health systems nationwide can learn vital lessons from Texas' planning and response to further strengthen their own preparedness and "harden" their facilities to all hazards.
Hospitals in Texas were among the larger institutions affected by Hurricane Harvey, as can be seen from a sampling of photos captured on Twitter.
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.
Hospitals from Florida to the Carolinas are taking cover and preparing for the aftermath of the deadly storm.
September 23, 2016
The effects of climate change are becoming more pronounced, increasingly threatening the health and well-being of populations around the country. Hear top industry officials discuss what resources are available to help healthcare organizations better coordinate disaster response and how severe...
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.
A few changes were made to the original proposal, which providers had warned may be costly and difficult to implement.
Hospitals prepare for disasters all the time. But it's not until disaster strikes that you're able to gauge response and observe the heroics that follow. Through hardship, people rise up to support one another.