This guide is designed to help organize the initial assessment of a hospital upon return after an evacuation/closure due to an emergency event. The specific assessments are meant to be conducted by hospital staff to assess the level and locations of damage sustained by the hospital, and provide information that will be needed to create the full recovery plan. This guide will be particularly useful for assessing a hospital that has sustained significant or widespread damage.
Each hospital—and every emergency event causing an evacuation—will have unique circumstances. The purpose of this guide is to help organize the initial assessment of the hospital; it is not intended to be a complete “reoccupation” or recovery plan.