Every healthcare facility is required to have a disaster plan, but the size and scope of them varies greatly. The most forward-thinking hospitals have a comprehensive strategy that includes everything from physical drills focused on specific events to documentation covering everything from vendor contacts and employee schedules to paper backups for electronic systems.
When it comes to being prepared, more is better. That’s the lesson many hospitals, along with their administrators, physicians, and clinicians learned when a pair of hurricanes bore down on Texas and Florida within days of each other a year ago. As they faced the wrath of Harvey and Irma, providers remained calm, putting plans into action and making sure patients and communities were served before, during, and after impact.
In the wake of last year’s hurricanes, we spoke with administrators and physicians from TeamHealth who worked tirelessly to care for patients before, during, and after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Here, they offered some suggestions for disaster preparation and response:
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