Hospitals play a key role in any community, but too often they are vulnerable to disasters. Resilient hospitals are able to keep functioning and to care for a sudden surge of patients in crisis conditions. During a disaster, hospitals needIt’s important to have backup water, power and communications to keep functioning if local infrastructure fails, and mustto anticipate blocked roads that maywill cut off access and supplies. Even if buildings are strong enough, earthquakes can dislodge heavy objects and damage interior spaces, whichthat harms people and disrupts care. Our programs help to safeguard facilities from damage and outages, anchorbrace equipment, plan staff roles and responsibilities in a crisis, and practice for emergencies with realistic simulations.