A Case Study in Disaster Preparedness
Throughout the country, states and municipalities have plans in place as to how first responders, hospitals, utilities, governments, and other key entities would respond and work together in the event of a major crisis. One southern state hospital decided to put those plans to the test, and GP Strategies was there to help.
The GP Strategies Solution
In a carefully planned, GP Strategies-aided simulation, disaster struck as an explosion injured 1,000 people and pushed a southern state’s hospital network to the brink with patients suffering shrapnel injuries, burns, and amputated limbs. The goal? To help this hospital test its disaster surge plans and preparedness.
The client was able to meet their homeland security requirements, from developing plans and procedures and augmenting staff, to establishing continuous improvement solutions and validating procedures through exercises. In addition, in this southern state, GP Strategies has helped conduct over 100 emergency preparedness exercises, including the state’s largest full-scale exercise yet, involving 60 hospitals and more than 2,200 participants from health departments, first responder agencies, emergency management agencies, and volunteers.