Emergency Preparedness


Healthcare organizations face emergencies as widely varied as mass casualty incidents to infectious disease threats. The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association offers members the latest information on those threats with guidance from a wide range of state, federal and clinical resources.
In the event of a public health or medical emergency, a wide-scale threat or a disaster, will you be ready?
Massachusetts DPH last week issued advisories about Hepatitis A and West Nile virus.
A Suffolk Superior Court judge threw out a MNA lawsuit that challenged Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s mandatory flu vaccination policy for employees.
Hospitals are still reporting that they are low on IV bags, saline and emergency products.
After the state experienced a small dip in the flu during the first two weeks of January, last week flu cases spiked upward.
Since 1976 there have been 17 federal government shutdowns.
The harsh flu season has resulted in a spike in boarding at Massachusetts acute care hospital emergency departments.
There's been a nationwide shortage of IV fluids through injection bags since Hurricane Maria disrupted production facilities in Puerto Rico.
Massachusetts DPH and the Mass. Adult Immunization Coalition will hold the 23rd Annual Mass. Adult Immunization Conference on Tuesday, April 10.
Providers participating in the Medicaid or Medicare program are facing new “Conditions of Participation”
As of the end of last week, about 34% of Puerto Rico residents lacked electrical power and in some parts of the island at least 10% of the residents didn’t have running water.
HB1162, HB1219, SB1265 Emergency Medical Services; Vital Records; Disposition of Remains
SB2208 An Act Relative to the Scheduling of Employees
SB1193 An Act Relative to Emergency and Disaster Planning For Healthcare Providers
HB2469 / SB1214 An Act to Enhance Access to Prescription Information and Overdose Reporting for Care Coordination
In response to the ongoing humanitarian needs hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, Heywood Healthcare has sent out a shipment of needed medical supplies.
SB995 would bring important equity to the application of penalties related to violations of the state’s wage and hour laws.
Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory whose inhabitants are U.S. citizens, is suffering.
MHA appreciates this opportunity to offer comments in strong support of HB2322 “An Act Relative to Emergency and Disaster Planning for Healthcare Providers.”
The Massachusetts healthcare community stepped up to the plate this past week, quickly responding to a call for help from a hospital outside of Houston, Texas.