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Emergency planning: Preparing for a winter storm

Hospital Safety Insider, January 5, 2017

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As the first flakes of winter start to fly, here’s your plan to keep your facility open and operational.

Editor’s note: This is the second of a series of articles addressing common planning concerns when it comes to certain types of emergencies that can strike a hospital facility.

Take a look out the window. If you’re in most parts of the U.S., you might see a blanket of white out there. If the snow hasn’t started falling yet, it’s a safe bet that it will be soon.

Most areas, and hospital facilities, are ready for the typical snowstorm. But are you ready for a truly bad snowstorm that can leave a region crippled for days, or even weeks at a time?

Continue reading here.



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