HAP Blog

September 30, 2021

What We Learned from Tropical Storm Ida

A simple fact that’s true for all emergency managers: how we use our time between emergencies determines our success during the next one.

September 16, 2021

3 Steps to Build Your Emergency Management Team during Tight Labor Market

Emergency Management, just as other professional jobs in the U.S., is experiencing resource and talent shortages. The perceived value of emergency management has never been higher, which may be adding to the potential resource shortage as is the fact that many facilities are looking to build new or augment existing capabilities. 

September 02, 2021

How Would You Evacuate Your Hospital during an Emergency?

We’re always thinking about the worst-case scenarios, whether it’s the generator system that won’t come back online or the wildfire that’s creeping closer to our facility. Part of our job as emergency management professionals is to prepare for situations we hope never come to pass. 

August 02, 2021

How Emergency Managers Should Prepare for Mass Gatherings this Summer

Whether accommodating additional attendance at a regularly scheduled event or responding to new events that are popping up, it’s important for hospital emergency managers to be tuned in to mass gathering events in their community and plan accordingly. More than ever—as we carefully monitor the spread of the Delta variant—we know that we need to prepare for these events, and that our emergency managers will play an important role to make sure our communities are ready.

July 15, 2021

Is Your Emergency Communications Plan Ready for Severe Weather?

The summer is upon us, and with that comes the increasing likelihood of severe weather. As storms swirl this summer, we know that our hospitals will remain open—and that we need to prepare for a host of weather-related emergencies.