Emergency Readiness

Oct 25, 2022
The National Advisory Committee for the Hospital Incident Command System encourages hospitals and health systems to complete by Nov. 30 a survey on the system’s emergency management performance during the past few years to identify potential improvements.
Oct 25, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response recently awarded funding for 13 hospitals and health systems to serve as Regional Emerging Special Pathogen Treatment Centers for highly infectious diseases
Oct 14, 2022
That commitment to being always there and ready to care is being tested as hospitals and health systems navigate historic workforce shortages, broken supply chains, rapid inflation that has increased the cost of caring, and other severe financial pressures that could jeopardize access to care.
Oct 10, 2022
The Florida Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation has established a Health Care Heroes Relief Fund to provide immediate financial support to hospital employees displaced by Hurricane Ian. 
Oct 3, 2022
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra yesterday declared a public health emergency for South Carolina to address the health impacts of Hurricane Ian, and waived or modified certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program requirements to ensure sufficient health care…
Oct 3, 2022
The AHA Friday joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other national organizations in urging the Supreme Court to review a 9th Circuit decision holding that the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2005 does not provide complete immunity from tort liability for health care providers…
Sep 30, 2022
Climate change could increase flooding from hurricanes for hospitals in highly populated areas along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, according to a study reported yesterday in GeoHealth. The authors estimate at least half of hospitals in 25 metropolitan areas on these coasts are at risk of flooding…
Sep 27, 2022
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra yesterday declared a public health emergency for Florida as Hurricane Ian approaches, and waived or modified certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program requirements to ensure sufficient health care items and services are…