This Question & Answer document outlines hospitals’ role in the Unified Victim Identification System (UVIS) process. The Q&A also includes the specific New York City Police Department numbers that will be used for UVIS-related inquiries so that hospitals can verify the legitimacy of these calls.
Unified Victim Identification System Q&A for Hospital Points of Contact
April 18, 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