Berwick Hospital System
Assume that you are the newly appointed Chief Continuity Manager for the Berwick Hospital System. Outlining the major risks associated with maintaining continuity of operations in the event of an environmental catastrophe, and making an outline of the basics of a continuity plan to cope such a scenario.
To: the Chief Operating Officer
Subject: Risks Associated with Environmental Catastrophe
Berwick Hospital System has identified some of the same vulnerabilities with hospitals in Louisiana that experienced Katrina and Rita catastrophes. In order to minimize the damage we might have in the event of environmental catastrophes, I summarized in this memo some potential risks of …show more content…
Berwick Hospital System is a large hospital with 673 hospital beds, nursing home, hospice, and doctor’s office available for outpatients. The hospital needs to have a sophisticated record keeping system and database for their normal operation, and which becomes especially important during any emergency events. In times of emergency, a set of emergency operating records must be kept for references. Emergency operating records include operating plans, facility architectural and floor plans, delegation of authority, staffing assignments and