PURPOSE:

Our region is exposed to many hazards, all of which have the potential to impact the community, causing casualties and damaging or destroying public / private property. With this in mind, it is critical that the Healthcare Coalition be aware of the potential impact.

In order to help assure preparedness and response activities align with identified healthcare and regional vulnerabilities, SHPR will be collaborating with our healthcare, public health, and emergency management partners to assess potential hazards throughout the region.

Through this process, hazards are identified and prioritized based on expert input from healthcare emergency preparedness leaders. The Regional Healthcare Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) is developed as a tool to benchmark emergency management activities between and within the Coalition and its partners.

GOALS:

1.       Identify and prioritize regional healthcare hazards based upon survey results and regional and individual agency HVAs.
2.       Seek participation from regional healthcare, public health and emergency management experts to validate identified hazards and assess regional healthcare impacts.
3.       Develop a Regional Healthcare Hazard Vulnerability Assessment.
4.       Share findings with local, regional and state partners.
5.       Identify preparedness activities projects that will mitigate the identified risks.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Evaluate the potential for the following event categories using the hazard specific scale. Assume each event incident occurs at the worst possible time (e.g. during peak patient loads/peak tourist season/etc). We want to capture what you feel is the probability of the event happening at your facility, as well as any preparedness activities that are available specific to each event. 

Issues to consider for probability include, but are not limited to:

1.       Known risk
2.       Historical data
3.       Manufacturer/vendor statistics

Issues to consider for preparedness include, but are not limited to:

1.       Status of current plans
2.       Frequency of drills
3.       Training status
4.       Insurance
5.       Availability of alternate sources for critical supplies/services

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