At The Joint Commission’s (TJC) Emergency Preparedness Conference last week, Jenna Mandel-Ricci, GNYHA Vice President for Regulatory and Professional Affairs, and colleagues from the Fire Department of the City of New York, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Mount Sinai West hospital discussed their efforts to develop and continuously improve pre-hospital-to-hospital communication protocols for mass casualty incidents (MCIs) in New York City. The presentation—New York City’s Efforts to Increase Mass Casualty Response Capabilities—described how the implementation of these citywide protocols facilitates more robust hospital-level planning for patient surges related to MCIs. Other City and regional efforts to improve preparedness also were discussed. Attendees received GNYHA’s new Mass Casualty Incident Response Toolkit, which will be shared in hard copy in the coming weeks.
GNYHA’s Mass Casualty Response Efforts Detailed at TJC Conference
April 29, 2019
EMS-to-Hospital Patient Transport Process for Mass Casualty Incidents
This document was originally shared in 2016. Since then, a number of adjustments have been made to these protocols, which are reflected below. All hospitals that are part of the NYC 911 system are encouraged to carefully review this document in its entirety. The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) began using...
July 7, 2021
Health Care System Needs for Detonated IND Response in the NYC Region
This workgroup product identifies what is needed from local, state, and Federal partners to improve the overall response and contributions of the health care sector during the aftermath of a detonated improvised nuclear device (IND) in the NYC region. Informed by workgroup deliberations, GNYHA and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are using this...
January 23, 2020
Background on IND Detonation in the NYC region
This slide set, summarizes and synthesizes details on how the New York area would be impacted by an Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) detonation. It also details known and planned government response actions, and complementary capabilities.
January 23, 2020