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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

Long-Term Care: What Dallas Residents Need to Know

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dallas is among the nation’s fastest-growing cities in the U.S. and, with that growth, Dallas’ senior population is booming. As a result, Dallas is facing increased challenges to provide adequate long-term and post-acute care for patients–especially for seniors. To face these challenges, businesses and the Dallas community must address the changing healthcare needs of seniors, complicated insurance and payment systems, current advances in healthcare technology, legislative developments, and shifts in the consumer and market environment. Payment and insurance While individuals of any age may need long-term care, most people in need of this type… Full Story

Singing the Open Enrollment Blues

We’re in the dog days of summer. Temperatures remain high, families are preparing for the start of the new school year, and businesses are gearing up for one of their most stressful seasons of the year–open enrollment. Full Story