Dedicated team deals with disaster

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By Allen Weiss, M.D.

Hurricane Irma brought out our best as the NCH team exceeded expectations. Before, during, and after the storm we shared the following communications with our colleagues that show the “inside story” of how we think and execute. We also had Naples Daily News (NDN) Reporter Liz Freeman... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Emergency Preparedness, disaster readiness, leadership

Hospitals care for injured from Louisiana tornadoes

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Louisiana hospitals treated at least 39 people injured after several tornadoes yesterday tore through southeastern portions of the state, according to the Louisiana Hospital Association. Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in the state, where the storm system damaged dozens of homes and... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: disaster readiness

TN hospitals treat patients from Smoky Mountain fire

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Tennessee hospitals are treating dozens of patients from a wildfire that began this week near the Smoky Mountain resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Closest to the fire, Covenant Health’s LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville has received 49 patients with fire-related injuries, 10 of whom were... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, disaster readiness, workforce

Hospital employees help colleagues in Louisiana

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Hospitals and health systems throughout the country are helping their hospital colleagues in the Baton Rouge, LA, area whose homes were devastated by last month’s unprecedented flood by donating to the Louisiana Hospital Employee Assistance Fund. More than 5,000 hospital employees in the flooded area... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: disaster readiness, workforce

Hospitals: Always There, Ready to Care

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The tragic Paris terrorist attacks reminds our country of the important work that the women and men of America’s hospitals do every day to keep our nation safe. That’s because we’re prepared, not only for the expected but also the unthinkable. Hospitals accept the challenge of being “Always There, Ready... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Emergency Preparedness, disaster readiness

Federal campaign to teach bystanders how to aid in bleeding emergencies

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The Obama administration last week launched a public-private campaign to equip the public with knowledge and tools to stop life-threatening bleeding in emergency situations. “Similar to the use of CPR or automatic defibrillators, improving public awareness about how to stop severe bleeding and expanding... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: disaster readiness

Ready to Care

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On Memorial Day, we honor the courageous service of the men and women who paid the ultimate price to defend our freedom. The weekend is also a time to kick off summer with parades and picnics, sun and family fun. While many are making plans for their vacations, the women and men of America’s hospitals... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Emergency Preparedness, Community health, disaster readiness, preparedness

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