All-Hazards Risk Assessment: CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

All-Hazards Risk Assessment: CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

Original publication date: April 3 2017. Updated January 15, 2019 This post continues our blog series on how to comply with the CMS emergency preparedness rule (PDF), specifically the requirement to use an all-hazards approach to risk assessment. CMS requires an...
Workplace Violence in Hospitals: 10 Steps to Preparedness

Workplace Violence in Hospitals: 10 Steps to Preparedness

A Thanksgiving-week shooting at a Chicago hospital provided a sad reminder that an active shooter incident can happen anytime and anywhere. A staff member at Mercy Hospital told the New York Times about the struggle to evacuate patients during the event: “You had to...
8 Tips for Severe Weather Emergency Planning for Hospitals

8 Tips for Severe Weather Emergency Planning for Hospitals

Hospital preparedness for a severe weather emergency helps your facility provide the healthcare services your community and patients need during a natural disaster. Depending on your region, your hospital or health system may need to plan for severe weather...