Hospitals and medical centers are the life support system in times of both crisis and general healthcare. Over the past few years, a large part of the country has experienced severe weather-related disasters, including damage from hurricanes, tornadoes, or earthquakes. If a power outage occurs, monitors, oxygen pumps, and other valuable equipment can stop working and threaten the lives and well-being of patients. Power outages cannot be predicted and can sometimes last as long as two weeks; but with some planning, your medical center can be prepared when a disaster strikes.
Most power outages seem to occur during the spring and summer months, and with us approaching this time again, we are here to let you know there are a number of steps you can take to minimize the effects of an outage to your medical center. We’ve developed a list that will help you create an efficient disaster recovery plan and drastically reduce the negative effects to your company:
- Identify your risks and establish a recovery location for back-up systems, records, and supplies.
- Know the contact information for your patients’ families, vendors, etc.
- Have access to multiple and reliable methods of communicating with your staff and patients.
- Enlist the help of backup power generators!
Using Cosmopolitan Medical Communications as your off-site medical answering service would be highly beneficial to your medical center. We can quickly pull the needed resources to take over your center until you’re back on your feet. In the meantime, Cosmopolitan can handle your phone calls, schedule appointments, take messages, and more. We are available 24 hours a day to respond to patients concerns, and offer peace of mind to you and your staff.
Call us today to start your disaster recovery plan!