HAP Blog

March 15, 2022

What Does Our Future Preparedness Look Like?

We’re thankful the COVID-19 burden on our hospitals and health systems has eased from the winter Omicron surge, but we know we’re just one crisis away from putting our emergency plans into action, whether it’s for an infectious disease, a wildfire, or an emerging cyber threat.

January 05, 2022

Learning from a Chaotic Year

I think many of us in the emergency management field had more “never saw that before” moments than we thought we’d experience during our entire careers, let alone during one year. It’s a humbling reminder of the importance of the work we do.

November 15, 2021

Don’t Let Staff Shortages Undermine Your Emergency Preparedness

Hospitals all over the nation are juggling dozens of challenges at once, with inpatient units near capacity and emergency departments often overcrowded. We’re maintaining everyday operations while trying to stay ahead of a novel virus. Then, there are the staffing shortages.

November 01, 2021

3 Lessons COVID-19 Taught Us about Supply Chain Risks

We know what supply chain disruptions mean for health care facilities. Early during 2020, our supply chain headaches complicated our efforts to combat a novel virus, as everyday items like masks, gloves, and gowns became precious resources, and we struggled to source ventilators and other essential medical equipment needed for patient care.

October 15, 2021

What to Expect During an Unpredictable Flu Season

While we’ve always been able to count on our flu strategies, here comes the curveball. COVID-19 has changed the landscape for infectious disease planning, mitigation, and response. Interest in public health is at an all-time high as people seek out information to make health decisions from reliable and not-so-reliable sources. This winter, hospitals could face a potential flu epidemic on top of their COVID-19 caseloads.

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