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 in other hospitals and/or with government response partners about broad bed matching and transportation asset needs. It does not replace the need for clinician-to-clinician conversations about individual patients, or final decisions regarding allocation of potentially scarce transportation assets.