In some ways, the recovery phase of emergency management is the most difficult to prepare for. Recovery can last for months and years, drain financial resources, and tax the body and spirit of each individual involved in recovery from a major event. Health care organizations have experienced a variety of catastrophic events, prompting increased emphasis on emergency preparedness. Several individuals whose health care facilities have been involved recently in catastrophic events discuss the road to recovery and share insight into how to prepare for this critical phase.
Describe the process of planning for recovery as part of emergency management
Use lessons learned from recent events to plan for the recovery phase
Articulate the relationship between the Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) and recovery phase
Identify opportunities to prepare the physical environment for recovery
Executive Director, Regional Support Services,
Kaiser Permanente Northern California
MBA, FASHE, CHFM, CHC,
Chief Executive Officer,
MSL Healthcare Partners, Inc.