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Anticipate, Respond, Recover
Anticipate, Respond, Recover

Anticipate, Respond, Recover

Healthcare Leadership and Catastrophic Events


240 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $92.00 (CA $124.00) (US $92.00)

Publication Date: March 2011

ISBN 9781567933666

Rights: WOR

Health Administration Press (Mar 2011)
ACHE Management Series

Price: $92.00


As disasters continue to increase in frequency and severity, healthcare organizations must be prepared to react quickly and coordinate their efforts with those of other first-responder organizations. This book focuses on disaster preparedness and response from the healthcare leader’s perspective. It shares practical strategies derived from the real-world experience of CEOs and administrators. It also includes compelling interviews with healthcare leaders who led their organizations’ response to and recovery from catastrophic events including recent hurricanes, floods, and terrorist threats. Creating a solid financial plan and implementing it swiftly following a catastrophe are critical to the long-term stability of the facility. Two chapters of the book are devoted to ensuring fiscal strength before, during, and after a disaster. These chapters and others are illustrated with easy-to-use sample forms and checklists for planning and response. Topics covered include: Updates of the current status of federal regulations Definitions of the local, state, and federal roles in catastrophe planning Descriptions of various planning processes The most common roadblocks healthcare leaders face in crisis situations Strategies for recovery and reconstruction following an event How to minimize the financial impact of disasters

Author Biography

K. Joanne McGlown, PhD, MHHA, RN, FACHE, is the global business development director for Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing. Dr. McGlown has over 35 years' experience in pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMS), nursing, and healthcare administration. She also has broad teaching, consulting, and leadership experience in EMS, emergency and disaster management, and healthcare delivery issues in emergency and disaster environments.