Disaster Recovery for Health Care

The world relies on the health care industry to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year — even in the event of a natural disaster. Medical patients represent some of the most vulnerable members of society, and if something interrupts or prevents you from administering appropriate care, they could face devastating results. Fires, floods, storms and other events can all lead to structural damage, power loss and expose the people in your building to risks and hazardous substances.

If you operate a hospital, medical office, senior living facility or another health care center and your property sustains damage during a disaster, every minute counts. In most cases, you have less than 48 hours to begin recovery and restoration if you want to limit your losses, reduce liability and prevent additional damage to the area. With a disaster preparedness plan for hospitals from Unlimited Restoration, you can continue operations, ensure safety, accelerate restoration and reduce your insurance claims.

Is Emergency Disaster Planning Necessary for Health Care Organizations?

A hospital disaster recovery plan is essential. In the last few years, hospitals and health care facilities in several states faced significant disruptions from hurricanes, tornadoes and other severe weather events. Even a fire in an equipment storeroom can cause a ripple effect throughout a building, causing smoke and fire damage as well as potential water damage from sprinkler systems. It can also force immediate evacuations you may not have a plan for.

Health care facilities are unique, and medical staff must manage a wide range of responsibilities in the event of a disaster. Disaster recovery planning for health care organizations is necessary for:

  • Ensuring safety: Create a plan to keep patients, residents, staff and visitors safe.
  • Maintaining care: Maintain constant patient care with an established disaster plan.
  • Preserving records: Preserve and restore vital patient records and other documents.
  • Emergency decontamination: Develop effective equipment decontamination procedures.

What Disaster Response Services Are Available for Hospitals?

Disaster recovery for health care presents specific challenges — and we are prepared to meet them all. At URI, we provide the full range of professional disaster recovery and restoration services, including cleanup, containment, restoration and decontamination in hospitals and health care facilities. Our teams have the training and equipment necessary to help you reduce your losses, keep your people safe and much more with a rapid response to any disaster. Our list of services includes:

  • Mold remediation
  • Content restoration
  • Document recovery
  • Water damage restoration
  • Emergency decontamination
  • Fire and smoke damage restoration
  • Disaster planning for medical records

Creating Your Hospital or Medical Office Continuity Plan

If you have been affected by a natural disaster or an event caused by human error, please call our 24/7 emergency response hotline now at 888.753.7587 for immediate assistance. We will arrive fast and employ expert containment and control methods to prevent the spread of infection and hazardous substances so that your patients remain unaffected. To create a disaster recovery plan for a medical office or business continuity plan for hospitals, please contact us online.

“Our business interruption was kept to a minimum, which we really appreciate. In the years that I have done business with your company, I have had nothing but great results.”

Stan PawloskiGeneral Manager, CSK Management, Inc.

“Your response time was excellent and the way you worked with our team can be described as second to none. A fire is a traumatic experience to anyone and to have your company as a support in helping us recover was very comforting and helpful.”

Duane BergeyVice President – Tire Operations, Bergey, Inc.

“From first contact until completion of the work, I was impressed with professionalism and experience. I will definitely use them again when I have further need of restoration services.”

Penny M. MinichGeneral Manager, Baypoint Commerce Center