As disasters continue to increase in frequency and severity, healthcare organizations must be prepared to react quickly and coordinate their efforts with those of other first-responder organizations.
This book focuses on disaster preparedness and response from the healthcare leader’s perspective. It shares practical strategies derived from the real-world experience of CEOs and administrators. It also includes compelling interviews with healthcare leaders who led their organizations’ response to and recovery from catastrophic events including recent hurricanes, floods, and terrorist threats.
Creating a solid financial plan and implementing it swiftly following a catastrophe are critical to the long-term stability of the facility. Two chapters of the book are devoted to ensuring fiscal strength before, during, and after a disaster. These chapters and others are illustrated with easy-to-use sample forms and checklists for planning and response.
Topics covered include:
Updates of the current status of federal regulations
Definitions of the local, state, and federal roles in catastrophe planning
Descriptions of various planning processes
The most common roadblocks healthcare leaders face in crisis situations
Strategies for recovery and reconstruction following an event
How to minimize the financial impact of disasters