Op-Med: 3 ways hospitals can prepare for major emergencies

Dr. Joy Anderson, one of OBHG's Oregon-based OB hospitalists, recently contributed an article to Op-Med (part of the Doximity Network). Dr. Anderson shared her experience and the insights she gained when the hospital where she works was put in a dire situation as wildfires surrounded and threatened to overtake the community. While the team was able to respond quickly and move patients to safety, it was a traumatic and emotional experience for both staff and patients.

In the article, Dr. Anderson shares her recommendations on steps that hospital leaders and staff can take to manage and prepare for crisis situations, not only in terms of helping patients affected by the disaster but also in coordinating health care staff and facilities as they work to address the aftermath.

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