Disaster Preparedness: Strategies for Managing the Unexpected


Communities nationwide face a seemingly ever-increasing risk of natural and man-made disasters. Now more than ever, hospitals must be prepared to respond at a moment’s notice to powerful storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, mass casualty events and other potential disasters.

This paper looks through the lens of three events in 2017 to discuss strategies that TeamHealth, one of the nation’s largest integrated physician groups, utilized to prepare and respond to disasters affecting the hospitals they serve.

  • Discover successful strategies and lessons learned to help hospitals evaluate their readiness to effectively respond in times of crisis.
  • Learn the importance of establishing and managing command centers and establishing clear communication paths.
  • Investing time and resources into mass casualty training allows for quick-thinking and action-oriented responses.


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