INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT: Designing Resilient Hospitals That Save Lives and Adapt to a Changing Climate
Research indicates major climate change and weather-related events like hurricanes and superstorms are coming stronger and more frequently than ever before in human history. In fact, there were 16 different natural disasters in 2017 that each led to more than a billion dollars in damage in the U.S., not to mention tragic deaths and hardships for individuals. While many can flee these storms in advance, healthcare institutions must stay operational to serve those in need of care.
This Innovation Spotlight details key considerations, best practices and technologies available to healthcare institutions seeking to create storm-resilient facilities. It also features case studies from Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital.