Hospitals are a lifeline for any community. In rural areas a single hospital or clinic may be the only place to go for medical care. But at a time when people need them most, disasters can cripple these facilities.
Utilities and roads can also suffer damage and fail, cutting off outside services.
To care for a surge of injured patients, and to keep functioning through challenging conditions, hospitals must prepare to go it alone. That’s why we help medical staff identify their crisis roles, plan how to evacuate, practice disaster response in realistic simulations, and avoid losses.We also help plan for backup water, power, communications, and critical supplies.