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Mercy shooting highlights importance of drills, preparing staff

Mercy shooting highlights importance of drills, preparing staff

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 20, 2018

The shooting Monday at Chicago's Mercy Hospital and Medical Center again highlighted healthcare settings' vulnerability to violent acts. A growing number of providers are taking steps to make their facilities more secure from such events.

Austin providers face boil water notice after flooding

Austin providers face boil water notice after flooding

By Harris Meyer  |  October 23, 2018

Since early Monday, all hospitals and healthcare facilities in Austin, Texas, have had to boil water for drinking and food preparation due to floodwaters overwhelming the city's water treatment facilities.

Eight hospitals evacuate patients in wake of Hurricane Michael

Eight hospitals evacuate patients in wake of Hurricane Michael

By Tara Bannow  |  October 12, 2018

Eight hospitals have evacuated patients in the wake of Hurricane Michael, although five of those remain open for emergency patients. HCA Healthcare and Universal Health Services are among those transferring patients out of damaged facilities.

Recovering from Florence, hospitals get an outside assist

Recovering from Florence, hospitals get an outside assist

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 19, 2018

North Carolina hospitals affected by Hurricane Florence are working to get back to normal operations, thanks in part to collaboration with the state, supply chain partners and healthcare providers in less affected areas, like Atrium Health.

Hospitals face Hurricane Florence head on

Hospitals face Hurricane Florence head on

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 14, 2018

North Carolina hospitals hunkered down and waited for emergency patients to arrive after Hurricane Florence pummeled the coast near Wrightsville Beach on Friday morning.

Hospitals in the Carolinas prep for Hurricane Florence

Hospitals in the Carolinas prep for Hurricane Florence

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 11, 2018

Coastal hospitals that have long endured threats from hurricanes have launched into time-tested emergency preparations this week, while inland hospitals are gearing up to take in acute patients to be transferred from the coast.

Report: Hurricane Maria caused nearly 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico

Report: Hurricane Maria caused nearly 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 28, 2018

An independent report estimates Hurricane Maria caused 2,975 excess deaths in Puerto Rico through February 2018. It also called gaps found in the island's death surveillance capabilities a major contributor to the initial, grossly underestimated death toll.

Florida Gov. Scott signs bills mandating backup power at nursing homes

Florida Gov. Scott signs bills mandating backup power at nursing homes

By Associated Press  |  March 27, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation Monday requiring backup power sources in Florida nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, months after the deaths of several residents from a sweltering nursing home that lost power in a hurricane.

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