New York City hospitals recently tested their ability to evacuate and receive large numbers of patients from an emergency incident. Sponsored by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the exercise was a Federal health care preparedness requirement. GNYHA’s role included collecting patient census and bed availability information through its Sit Stat 2.0 web-based tool. Using a set of standardized bed definitions previously developed by a GNYHA-DOHMH–led workgroup, evacuating hospitals reported the number of patients requiring evacuation post-planned discharges, and receiving hospitals reported bed availability after planned discharges. While the exercise did not involve actual patients, it used standardized bed definitions across dozens of hospitals and enabled hospitals to view one another’s data throughout the exercise.
GNYHA Supports DOHMH Evacuation Exercise Involving 55 City Hospitals
March 25, 2019
2019 Coastal Storm Season: Community Evacuation and Sheltering Operations
The 2019 North Atlantic Coastal Storm Season officially begins June 1, with the greatest potential for storms in our region from August through October. If a coastal storm is expected in the New York region, GNYHA will send all members e-mails with forecast information, government agency planning actions, and contact information for GNYHA staff. GNYHA...
June 3, 2019
GNYHA Addresses Out-of-Zone Hospitals Receiving Evacuated Patients
The 2018 North Atlantic Coastal Storm Season begins on August 1 and continues through November. Since February, GNYHA has spearheaded a workgroup to help New York City hospitals located outside evacuation zones with preparations to receive both evacuating hospital patients and medically vulnerable community members living in evacuation zones. The workgroup includes hospital emergency managers...
May 7, 2018
Evacuating Hospital Workbook
The attached Evacuating Hospital Workbook is designed for use at the Hospital Command Center by staff serving in the Patient Tracking Unit within the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS), or performing a similar function. The Workbook is also designed to help staff serving in the HICS structure or Hospital Command Center to begin conversations with staff...
January 8, 2018