Emergency preparedness policies newly updated

February 26, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Natural disasters have lasting effects, both to people and property. The importance of preparing for potential disasters is universal — and something the organization takes seriously as emergencies can happen anywhere at any time.

That’s why Michigan Medicine is committed to helping faculty and staff prepare for emergencies both at work and in the community. In order to align with additional regulations established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission, please review the following changes to the organization’s emergency plans:

  • Update to the Emergency Operations Plan, which outlines all requirements, including the following new requirements:
    • Communication plan
    • Training and testing plan
    • Community planning
    • Evacuation and sheltering planning
      • See the updated Policy 05-01-006 Facility Evacuation Plan, which includes:
        • Clarification of roles and responsibilities for the inpatient unit that is evacuating patients.
        • Clarification of roles and responsibilities for the inpatient unit that is receiving evacuated patients.
        • Identification of assembly points for evacuation in the Cardiovascular Center.
  • Establishing a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)
    • Departmental-level plans that identify critical functions, staffing, contracted services, vendors, delegation of authority and responses to specific events.
    • Fan-out lists for emergency use

Please take a moment to read the newly updated Emergency Operations Plan.

If you have any questions, email EMO-AdminTeam@med.umich.edu.