Emergency management and preparedness for hospitals or emergency medical services

Learn about preparations to take as a hospital or emergency medical service

MCIs and Ambulance Task Forces

Continuity of operations planning

Continuity of Operations planning is an organizational effort to ensure that essential functions continue to be performed in the event of any disaster or emergency that could potentially disrupt operations and service. Learn more about Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)

MDPH Hospital Evacuation Toolkit

The need to evacuate a hospital can come without warning, and patients’ safety and well-being depend on a hospital and its staff being able to successfully execute an evacuation during the most trying of times. The Harvard School of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program (HSPH-EPREP), in collaboration with the Emergency Preparedness Bureau at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, recently developed the MDPH Hospital Evacuation Toolkit which is meant to serve as a resource for hospitals to prepare their own comprehensive evacuation plans. The toolkit is designed to assist hospitals as they review and update their plans annually for partial or full evacuation, and it contains a main evacuation guide which describes planning for the evacuation from start to finish as well as a number of tools like job action sheets and spreadsheets that can be adapted and easily incorporated into any hospital evacuation plan.

Download the toolkit

Regional charts and maps