While 9/11 redefined hospital emergency preparedness across the nation, GNYHA has always devoted significant resources to our members’ emergency preparedness infrastructure and is deeply committed to ensuring that they are prepared to respond to the wide range of emergencies and disasters that could take place in the New York region. When events do occur, GNYHA works with members, other provider groups, and New York State, Federal, and local health and emergency management agencies to ensure a coordinated, comprehensive response.
Communication before, during, and after emergencies is key to providing situational awareness, seeking and offering
assistance, and providing instructions on preparedness and response activities. GNYHA offers resources for maximizing the ability to communicate.Read all
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the “Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule” in September 2016 (it became effective November 15, 2016).
These resources are intended to help GNYHA members understand and comply with the final rule’s requirements.Read all
The following are telephone numbers for members to contact GNYHA in the event of an emergency, and contact numbers for many local, state, and Federal agencies.
To assist members, GNYHA provides staff coverage at the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) whenever the EOC is activated.Read all
GNYHA’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinating Council (EPCC) brings together providers, hospital
and health system representatives, and government agency officials to discuss current and emerging emergency preparedness and response topics.Read all
Preparation is the key to responding to an emergency. GNYHA has compiled numerous resources to help you implement preparedness and response plans in your facility.
Evacuating health care facilities is a complex operation usually conducted under difficult time constraints. Determining whether
to “shelter in place” during an emergency is a decision that requires the consideration of myriad factors. GNYHA provides resources that can help providers prepare evacuation plans, decide whether to evacuate in a particular emergency, and prepare to receive patients during evacuations.Read all
GNYHA supports members’ emergency preparedness efforts by providing information on a number of national, State, and local
resources related to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives Events (CBRNE) events.Read all
Protecting buildings against potential threats is important to the well-being of all who enter them. GNYHA provides resources
that can aid hospitals in protecting and securing buildings against certain types of events.Read all
Agencies and providers must have plans for addressing weather-related emergencies such as excessive heat, severe winter
weather, coastal storms, and hurricanes that could potentially create health emergencies and disrupt health care facility operations. GNYHA has worked with members and planning and response agencies to prepare for a variety of weather-related emergencies. Planning for weather-related emergencies should include a review of staffing plans, communication systems, power systems, supply and other resource needs, and evacuation and/or sheltering plans.Read all
During an emergency, localities and health care facilities may need to supplement their workforces to adequately protect
the public’s health and care for patients. To continue providing high-quality patient care, health care facilities that use volunteers should ensure that volunteer staff are appropriately credentialed before granting them privileges to provide services. GNYHA provides resources to assist members in preparing for the need to staff or provide volunteers in the event of an emergency.Read all
GNYHA has collected resources and information for members in response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak.
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