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

Obama Names Ebola ‘Czar’

Ron Klain, the new “czar,” is the president of Case Holdings and general counsel of Revolution LLC, and previously served as chief of staff to vice presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden. Full Story