Riding Out the Storm: Hospital Planning For a Catastrophe

When disaster strikes, evacuation is not an option for many hospital patients and the people who care for them. As Hurricane Harvey bore down on Texas recently, dedicated health providers sheltered in place at hospital facilities to maintain continuity of care for patients throughout the storm. Designated ride-out and recovery teams remained on site at hospitals for several days before, during, and after the hurricane to ensure critical health care services were not interrupted. The design of a facility can impact a health care organization’s ability to house hospital staff for the duration of an event like Hurricane Harvey. By… Full Story

Baylor Scott & White-Fort Worth Completes $23M Emergency Department Expansion

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center-Fort Worth has completed a $23 million emergency department expansion. The new department will begin seeing patients on Monday. The hospital broke ground on the renovation and expansion back in April 2016. The 16-month project was spurred after Baylor Scott & White-Fort Worth market research indicated an 8.2 percent population increase in its service area between 2017 and 2022. The hospital’s service area includes Fort Worth as well as cities and towns like Amarillo, Granbury, and Weatherford. Michael Sanborn, president and CEO of Baylor Scott & White-Fort Worth, told D CEO Healthcare that… Full Story