Jamaica Hospital Medical Center (JHMC) is committed to providing patients and the community with emergency management of disaster situations. To this end, we have developed a comprehensive emergency management program that mobilizes facility resources and increases the capacity to care for a large number of casualties during times of surge. The program goals are:
- Maintain consistent delivery of high quality medical services under extreme conditions
- Maintain a safe environment for patients, visitors and employees
- Employ systems to ensure business continuity
- Continually address the medical needs of the community
The scope of the emergency management program includes the assessment of hazards that potentially affect any entity of the JHMC enterprise, including, but not limited to:
- All on campus departments and operations
- Community based ambulatory care settings
- Transition care units
- Continuing/long term care operations
- Prehospital care operations
Specifically, this includes:
- Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
- Trump Pavilion Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
- James and Sarah Brady Traumatic Brain Injury Unit
- Palomino Center for Rehabilitation
- Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Transitional Care Unit
- TJH Medical Services
- James and Sarah Brady Independent Residence
- MediSys Family Care Centers
Assets and resources from any and all of these entities may also be utilized to manage emergency incidents.
The management of emergency events impacting JHMC has been standardized to address:
- Potential patient generating events that may occur in the community.
- Interruptions in services, systems, supplies, and utilities that could potentially impact the delivery of patient care.
- Disruptive events that could potentially impact the patient care environment.
- Events that result in temporary or long-term staffing shortages.
This all-hazards approach to planning includes the following categories:
- Mass casualty Incidents
- Severe weather incidents
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- Systems/utility failures
- Staffing and supply shortages
- Security/safety incidents
- Mass gathering events
As a vital component of the community’s infrastructure, the MediSys Health Network stands ready to respond to emergency situations that affect the community and is committed to insuring the ability of our facilities to function under extreme circumstances.
For more information about our Emergency Management Department go to:
Emergencies can happen at anytime. Take actions to prepare.