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.
Knowing this, several health systems are taking bold steps to ensure their facilities are resilient to future storms and long-term climate change, and not susceptible to closure, power loss
or other damages that could negatively impact their ability to deliver care. This paper introduces some of those health systems and shares key design strategies, best practices and technologies that can help create storm-resilient facilities.