HAP Blog

September 15, 2020

What Does ‘All-hazards’ Planning Mean?

I’ve worked in emergency management in the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania for a long time. I feel like I’ve seen it all and planned for it all. Emergency managers develop plans for events through an approach we call, “All-Hazards Planning.” 

September 01, 2020

Ideal Leadership during the Emergency Management Preparedness Phase

I’ve worked with some great leaders during my tenure, and many of the best ones have adopted a transformational style of leadership. Their examples are the ones that I have used most often as I strive to be an effective leader in my own work in the emergency management community.

July 30, 2020

Key Areas of Emergency Preparedness—Are You Ready?

For close to ten years, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has embraced an emergency management (EM) program, supporting organizations across the commonwealth before, during, and after crisis. 

November 13, 2018

The New Normal? 7 Ways Bigger Hurricanes Could Test Health Care Emergency Preparedness

Scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research agree with that sentiment. The research article they co-authored notes that “the resulting environment, including higher ocean heat content and sea surface temperatures invigorates tropical cyclones to make them more intense, bigger, and longer lasting and greatly increases their flooding rains.” The U.S. Global Change Research Program has reached the same conclusion. 

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