We wake up most mornings expecting a normal workday. We travel to work worried about getting everything done, managing the day’s problems, and being there to support our co-workers. At the same time, we all know this sense of normalcy can end in the blink of an eye. All it takes is a news report about a hurricane brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, a storm coming through the Caribbean with its sights set on southern Florida, or a Sunday night message on the police radio about a mass shooting in process downtown. Suddenly, the world around us changes, and we are asked to perform in an environment and under conditions most healthcare leaders have never experienced.
In this eBook, HealthStream focuses on first-hand accounts from local emergency department Medical Directors in Southwest Florida, Houston, and Las Vegas, and the regional leaders at TeamHealth who were put in a unique position of dealing with these natural disasters or mass casualty events. It’s a tremendous story of healthcare leaders rising to the occasion and heroes working around-the-clock to care for multitudes of patients.