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Disaster Response Resources for Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals has compiled these resources to assist our members in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency situation. Below, find links to various resources and agencies, as well as a sample contact list provided by one of our members.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Office for the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

Regional Emergency Coordinators (RECs) serve as ASPR’s primary representatives. Click on the map to find your region’s contact information.

Additional Resources

Sample Contact List

An America’s Essential Hospitals member recommended that hospitals prepare a list of local emergency contacts and resources, including:

  • emergency medical service providers/dispatch and contracted patient transport services, in case the hospital must evacuate before the storm;
  • contact numbers for hospitals not located in the affected area to which they may want to transport patients pre-storm, with contracts in place;
  • other area hospital numbers;
  • local mayor and governor emergency management contacts;
  • state and local police and first responders;
  • National Guard (in some cases, that request would go through the city or state emergency management contact);
  • American Red Cross;
  • Federal Emergency Support Function (ESF)8 contacts;
  • State Office of Public Health;
  • the hospital’s insurance carrier;
  • the hospital’s major suppliers;
  • dialysis center locations; and
  • shelter locations and numbers.
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