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September 30, 2016

Policy Snapshot Highlights Emergency Operations Plans

2016 October Policy SnapshotFor the last 15 years, hospitals in the region have been working with one another, as well as with other agencies, to put in place the equipment and emergency operations plans necessary to respond to a wide-scale emergency event. As the federally designated regional healthcare coordinator for Northeast Ohio, The Center for Health Affairs has led that effort, supporting hospitals as they develop their plans, distributing federal Hospital Preparedness Program funding, and coordinating regional communication, planning and response efforts.

The Center’s October 2016 Policy SnapshotHospital Disaster Readiness Part 2: Putting Plans into Action, highlights The Center’s Emergency Preparedness Program and real-life events that have resulted in hospitals activating emergency operations plans.

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