Blue Pillar Sponsors an Initiative from Powered for Patients and ASHE to Improve Resiliency at Health Care Facilities

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Mar 17, 2016 11:33:45 AM

During a natural disaster or extreme weather event, the public relies on hospitals, not only for the day-to-day business of keeping people healthy, but to act as first responders on the front lines of a disaster. During Hurricane Sandy, many New York City hospitals weren’t able to fill this crucial role. Mechanical systems failed because of flooding or storm related issues, and when it was time to rely on the backup generators, those failed too. Patients had to be moved, and the city was forced to face the disaster with dangerously reduced health care resources.

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Topics: ASHE, Healthcare Facilities

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