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Information for Healthcare Systems

The recovery resources listed here are relevant to healthcare systems, including hospitals and other healthcare facilities. For additional resources, please return to our main disaster recovery resource webpage.

  1. Harvard School of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program. Essential Functions and Considerations for Hospital Recovery PDF  2013

    This document was prepared as a resource for hospitals to manage recovery in the wake of a disaster. It reviews strategies and concepts for planning, implementing, and assessing recovery plans and strategies for hospitals and covers wide range of topics including scope and objectives of recovery planning, activation of recovery plans, recovery organizational structure and teams, risk assessment, COOP, communications and information sharing, financial and legal issues, personnel management, volunteer and donations management, materials management, security management, mental health issues, and the health, safety, and welfare of hospital workers.

    Resource type: Guidance

  2. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities: National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness PDF  2012

    This guidance document provides information for hospitals, healthcare systems, and their partners to better prepare for, prevent, respond to, and rapidly recover from Mass Casualty Incidents or Medical Surges. Emergency planners should coordinate recovery plans that aim to revitalize and rebuild the public health and medical system of the community. This document provides information on the functions and the resource elements (Plans, Equipment, and Skills) necessary for effective recovery.

    Resource type: Guidance

  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Remediation and Infection Control Considerations for Reopening Healthcare Facilities Closed Due to Extensive Water and Wind Damage

    This guidance document contains information to assist healthcare facilities clean up and reopen following extensive water and wind damage, as may occur in a disaster. The page contains links to recommendations from governmental agencies and professional associations. It covers worker health and safety, mold remediation and structural recovery, water and electrical utilities, ventilation system, food service, and other considerations.

    Resource type: Guidance

  4. US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Medical Surge Capacity and Capability: The Healthcare Coalition in Emergency Response and Recovery PDF  2009

    "This handbook provides guidance to healthcare planners on how to develop, implement, and maintain cost-effective and response-oriented healthcare coalitions. It describes the common elements of an effective Healthcare Coalition that may be applied in any locale" to operationally support individual healthcare organizations and the larger community response to and recovery from disasters.

    Resource type: Guidance