ACTS OF TERRORISM
- AumShinrikyo: Once and Future Threat?
By Kyle B. Olson, Research Planning, Inc., Arlington, Virginia (July-August 1999)
On March 20, 1995, members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult entered the Tokyo subway system and released sarin, a deadly nerve agent. The subway attack was the most deadly assault in an ongoing campaign of terror waged by this mysterious cult. Four years later, with Aum Shinrikyo attempting to rebuild itself, many in Japan and around the world are asking whether the "Supreme Truth Sect" poses a current or future threat. Answering this question may further our understanding, not only of the Aum but also of other extremist and terrorist groups.
- New York City Department of Health Response to Terrorist Attack, September 11, 2001, September 28, 2001
- The Oklahoma City Bombing: Lessons Learned by Hospitals, May 2001
- A Day of Tragedy for Oklahomans . . . and the World, November 1997
Presentation by Sheryl McLain
- JCAHO: Surge Hospitals: Providing Safe Care in Emergencies, December 2005
- H&HN: Lesson Learned: Texas Hospitals Braced for Hurricane Rita, October 2005
- H&HN: The Disaster After the Disaster, October 2005
More than a decade after Hurricane Andrew, Florida hospitals offer stark lessons--and long-term hope--for their devastated counterparts in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
- Facilities Unite to Care for Houston Patients After Medical Campus Floods, July 1, 2001
Houston-area hospitals were thrown into disaster mode last month after flooding from Tropical Storm Allison knocked out emergency power, water and telecommunications to portions of the Texas Medical Center campus.
- Be Prepared!, April 1, 2001
Famine and locusts aren't too likely to devastate U.S. health care facilities these days. But, otherwise, facility managers have to be prepared for just about any biblical or other disaster. Even if you've been disaster-free for the past few years, experts warn not to give short shrift to planning, because that rainy--or windy, quaky or otherwise crisis-ridden--day is probably inevitable.
- Early Action, Disaster Plans Blunt Floyd's Fury, September 20, 1999
Although Hurricane Floyd did not turn out to be "the storm of the century," its impact will be felt by many for quite some time. Floyd left his mark all along the East Coast, causing flooding, power outages and wind damage, killing at least 16 people, and putting hospital disaster-preparedness plans to the test.
- Fire Escape, October 20, 1998
The summer fires that ravaged parts of Florida tested Memorial Health Systems in ways no disaster drill could have.
- Icy 'Disaster' Turns Hospitals Into Both Victims and Refugees, January 19, 1998
Hospitals and other Northeastern health care providers have been hit hard by the Great Ice Storm of 1998.