HAP Blog

July 15, 2021

Is Your Emergency Communications Plan Ready for Severe Weather?

The summer is upon us, and with that comes the increasing likelihood of severe weather. As storms swirl this summer, we know that our hospitals will remain open—and that we need to prepare for a host of weather-related emergencies. 

June 29, 2021

Patient and Family Engagement: Recovering from the Pandemic

Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFAC) provide a proven approach for health care systems and practices to partner with patients and families to provide guidance on how to improve the patient and family experience. As a result of the pandemic, hospital PFACs no longer were able to meet face-to-face.

June 15, 2021

Patient and Family Engagement: Recovering from the Pandemic

Restrictions on visitations were particularly difficult for patient and family engagement (PFE). Hospitals, which had to focus on suppressing the spread of COVID-19 and optimizing the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), had to close doors to all but essential personnel and limited or even halted family and caregiver visitation.

June 01, 2021

Patient and Family Engagement: Recovering from the Pandemic

Part one of three: through a three-part blog series, we explore the importance of considering the impact of and strategies to engage patient and family engagement through: visitation policies during and after COVID-19, diversity and health equity, patient and family advisory councils, and the health of our health care heroes.

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