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Essential hospitals prepare and respond to natural disasters, mass casualties, and other emergencies

Going the Distance for Health: A Boston Medical Center Physician’s 1,687-Mile Journey to Puerto Rico

Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH, medical director of medicine and adolescent psychiatry, traveled to Puerto Rico to donate medication and mental health care to victims of Hurricane Maria.

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HHS Promotes Preparedness for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

Michelle Rosenfeld

A federal planning guide aims to help local emergency health care personnel prepare for the migration of eclipse watchers to areas without adequate health care infrastructure.

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Everyday Heroes Take Action at UTMB

Donna Sollenberger

When a fire broke out at the University of Texas Medical Branch’s John Sealy Hospital, 110 patients, their visitors, and the staff had to evacuate.

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UTMC Assists in Response to Tenn. Fires

Michelle Rosenfeld

Fifteen patients affected by the “Chimney Tops 2” fire in Tenn. were taken to the ED at University of Tennessee Medical Center, the area’s only level I trauma center.

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Another Grim Reminder of Essential Hospitals’ Role

On July 25, two teenagers were killed and at least 16 other people were injured in the second mass shooting in Florida this summer.

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Orlando Health Responds to Mass Shooting

Michelle Rosenfeld

In the wake of the largest mass shooting in the United States, our thoughts are with our member, Orlando Health, as it treats the victims and keeps their family members informed. Nearly 50 people were killed in an Orlando, Fla., LGBT nightclub on the morning of June 12, and more than 50 more were injured in the attack. Orlando

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Watching the Big Game? Essential Hospitals Are Watching Out for You

Michelle Rosenfeld

Near or far away from the big game, essential hospitals stand ready to treat Super Bowl fans.

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