H1N1 Emergency Declaration and EMTALA
:Oct 25, 2009
CMS information on implications of declaration on HIPAA and EMTALA regulations.
Cedar Rapids Hospital Evacuated
:Jun 13, 2008
Sandbagging volunteers, including this site's web-techy Jordan Frew, worked until 2 AM Friday trying to save Cedar Rapids' Mercy Hospital from flood waters that have engulfed more than 100 city blocks to chest-deep levels, until officials determined that evacuation of the facility was required.
Hospital Security Incident Emphasizes Risks
:Jan 16, 2008
Hospital incident report involving subjects fleeing hospital after videotaping interior.
Laboratories Unprepared For Bio-chem Incident
:Mar 27, 2007
A study by the American Society of Clinical Pathology has revealed that the labs that would be critical to spotting bio-chem terrorism would not be able to fulfill that role in a real incident.
California Hospitals Cannot Meet Earthquake Preparedness Law
:Jan 21, 2007
Thirteen years after the devastating Northridge earthquake, a new analysis shows that almost half of California hospitals will not meet seismic safety standards by a 2013 state deadline, according to a report released today by the California HealthCare Foundation.
Emergency Services: First Line of Defense
:Dec 4, 2006
The following are some safety precautions for the consideration of incident commanders and safety officers to protect the personnel infrastructure of responding organizations. These recommendations were abridged from the Emergency Response to Terrorism Job Aid, Edition 2.0, 2003, published jointly by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Fire Administration, and Department of Justice: