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.