Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program was developed to assist hospitals with organizing, developing, and/or refining their recovery capabilities in accordance with federal guidance. The intent of this document is not to replace federal guidance but to help hospitals formulate comprehensive hospital emergency operations plans.
When a disaster strikes, access to services becomes even more critical. And yet hospital staff and emergency services providers can be victims of that same disaster. ASPR TRACIE has released Tips for Retaining and Caring for Staff after a Disaster to guide facility executives in assisting staff through the recovery period.
These Business Continuity Plan (BCP) templates and instruction manuals are provided by the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency as a resource to assist healthcare facilities develop their business continuity plans and meet the Hospital Preparedness Program’s Healthcare Preparedness Capability 2: Healthcare System Recovery, whose focus is an effective and efficient return to normalcy or a new standard of normalcy for the provision of healthcare delivery to the community. The Los Angeles County EMS Agency has conducted several business continuity-related webinars and workshops. These resources, including BIA tools, interviewing tips, and more are available at: http://ems.dhs.lacounty.gov/.
As part of the federal hospital preparedness program grant, the California Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Office hosted a one-hour business continuity webinar for hospital executive leaders on March 5, 2015. The webinar is intended to help health care organizations build on their efforts to continue operations and maintain services during disasters, using real-world incidents as the context for strengthening a hospital’s capacity and strategic planning.
This presentation was delivered as part of the pre-conference workshop at the 2012 Disaster Planning for California Hospitals Conference on October 15, 2012.
This portion of the workshop was designed to educate hospitals on establishing and maintaining a continuity program that will allow the continuation of essential clinical, research, business and administrative operations in the event of natural, technological, man-made or public health emergencies.
This software was created for any business with the need to create, improve, or update its business continuity plan. The Suite is scalable for optimal use by organizations of any size and consists of a business continuity plan (BCP) training, automated BCP and disaster recovery plan (DRP) generators, and a self-directed exercise for testing an implemented BCP. Businesses can utilize this solution to maintain normal operations and provide resilience during a disruption.
The Stafford Act encourages the development of comprehensive disaster preparedness assistance plans, programs and capabilities by State and local governments. It also provides grants and other assistance to state and local governments in the development of preparedness plans and procedures.
This template is designed to assist long term care providers in developing an effective continuity of operations (COOP) plan for emergency scenarios. While this template is designed for long term care, small and rural hospitals may find the template useful and adaptable.
Getting businesses, big and small, back into a community and keeping them viable after disaster is an issue that affects the local landscape.
Listen to Karl Matzke, a Stanford Graduate School of Business alumnus and volunteer first responder, as he has a conversation with FEMA administrator Craig Fugate. Prior to FEMA, Fugate also worked in emergency management at the local and state level and brings insight to his role at FEMA.
The audio covers availalble resources for corporations and small to medium-sized businesses to prepare and protect themselves from the impact of disaster. For a community to maintain a healthy recovery, Fugate asserts that private and public groups must work collaboratively to help stabilize an environment after disaster.
YNHHS-CEPDR has developed “A Quick Guide: FEMA Reimbursement for Acute Care Hospitals” that provides an overview of FEMA’s reimbursement process and outlines the tasks and corresponding timelines that must be met by acute care hospitals to successfully apply to FEMA for reimbursements of declared disaster-related expenses