Irene as teacher: Lessons learned combating East Coast hurricane apply elsewhere

Perlman, Lee; Waltman, Susan
September 2011
Modern Healthcare;9/19/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 38, p18
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The article focuses on the role of U.S. healthcare sector in responding to disasters through experience with Hurricane Irene that struck the U.S. East Coast. The Langone Medical Center informed the Greater New York Hospital Association to urge New York hospitals to evacuate their staff and patients as the hurricane advances. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg imposed a "Zone A" evacuation consisting of health facilities in the Rockaway Peninsula to prepare for the hurricane.


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