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Joint Commission's new emergency management checklist

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, December 1, 2018

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On October 10, Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida, forcing at least two hospitals to evacuate all of their patients after their buildings sustained heavy damage. On the same day, The Joint Commission (TJC) published a new Emergency Management Health Care Environment Checklist on its website, which helps healthcare organizations that are reopening their facilities after a disaster.
While the timing of these two events was coincidental, providers should take time to go over the checklist—and their emergency plans in general. 

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