This plan was provided by The American College of Emergency Physicians. It informs health care personnel, public health, and government officials at all levels of the necessary capabilities that must be present for successful emergency department management of an outbreak of COVID-19. It also enumerates the necessary actions that must be taken to attain these capabilities. The performance of the necessary actions will fall to parties including professional associations, government entities at the federal, state and local levels, public health officials and departments at the federal, state and local levels, and hospitals – administrators, medical staff, nursing and support services. Those entities should undertake the necessary operational planning to assure their performance prior to, during and following an outbreak of COVID-19. The plan serves as a guide for emergency departments to address the interdependencies that are necessary for successful management of such an incident. The goal of this guidance is to protect the health care infrastructure and ensure the delivery of emergency medical treatment during a large-scale epidemic or pandemic.
National Strategic Plan for ED Management of COVID-19 Outbreaks
March 16, 2020
Fatality Management Document Portal & Resource Hub for NYC Hospitals
GNYHA, in collaboration with the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM), and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Bureau of Vital Statistics (BVS), has created this document portal and resource hub to house all documents and guidance related to fatality management...
April 8, 2021
Surge Staffing Requests for New York City Facilities
New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) recently activated the process by which hospitals and nursing facilities in New York City may request surge staffing assistance from resources such as the Medical Reserve Corps and the Small Business Services’ Workforce 1 program. GNYHA is serving as the conduit in this process for New York City member...
February 12, 2021
Hospitals Advised to Activate Morgue Surge Space and Request BCPs as Needed to Maintain Storage Capacity
In response to the increase in fatalities seen across New York City—both in-hospital and non-health care facility deaths—the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) cannot guarantee immediate retrieval of unclaimed cases from hospital facility morgues. If a facility requires the retrieval of unclaimed cases to maintain storage capacity within fixed morgues (or...
February 3, 2021