The attached Unit Level Form Workbook contains a separate tab for each patient subcategory within the standardized bed definitions (total of 15). Each worksheet is designed to capture information for all patients requiring evacuation on a single patient unit. Staff in the Hospital Command Center, using the Pre-event Hospital Unit Crosswalk Document as a guide, would deliver the appropriate worksheet or worksheets to each unit with instructions to complete it for a specific point in time. Each worksheet captures basic information about every patient on the unit, including name, medical ID number, whether the patient meets the standard or augmented definition for the corresponding bed type, and the recommended TAL. Depending on the amount of time that elapses before evacuation is complete, Hospital Command Center staff may request that unit staff verify and update previously completed worksheets at regular intervals.
Unit Level Form Workbook
January 8, 2018
2021 Coastal Storm Season: Community Evacuation and Sheltering Operations
The 2021 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...
July 28, 2021
GNYHA Supports DOHMH Evacuation Exercise Involving 55 City Hospitals
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...
March 25, 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