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Mitigation Efforts at Forrest General Hospital. DISASTER: Preparing Now for Disaster Later Conference November 11, 2010. The Katrina Experience at Forrest General. (59 nine miles due north of Gulfport, Mississippi) Maximum wind gusts – 120+ MPH Sustained winds – 110 MPH

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Mitigation efforts at forrest general hospital

Mitigation Efforts at Forrest General Hospital

DISASTER: Preparing Now for Disaster Later Conference

November 11, 2010


The katrina experience at forrest general

The Katrina Experience at Forrest General

(59 nine miles due north of Gulfport, Mississippi)

  • Maximum wind gusts – 120+ MPH

  • Sustained winds – 110 MPH

  • 9 inches of rain in 36 hour period

  • Power outage – 101 hours (4 days, 5 hours)

  • Water outage – 111 hours (4 days, 13 hours)

  • 2 internal 750kw generators failures

  • Damages total approximately 14 million dollars

    • (PLAY) 10.52 MINUTE DVD


Mitigation efforts at forrest general hospital

  • Basic Facilities

    No facility depends on public services or lifelines more than a hospital, which cannot function without power, water, clinical gases, oxygen, fuel, garbage collection, or communications.

    Principles of Disaster Mitigation in Health Facilities


Water plant

Water Plant


Mitigation efforts at forrest general hospital

  • Well Bid Opening – 4/14/06

  • Start well drilling – 5/01/06

    • Test drill → Test well → Water analysis

    • Well water to Hospital – 10/1/06


Water storage tank

Water Storage Tank

  • Started Construction of Water Tank – 10/15/06

  • Completion of Water Tank (8 mo) – 5/15/07


Backup water plan

Backup Water Plan

  • Agreements signed for bottled / bulk water

  • Mutual Aid Agreement with local Fire Departments for water transport for chillers and steam


Power plant project

Power Plant Project


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Power Plant Project

  • Lease/Service contract with Ms Power 3/29/06

  • Boring for Electrical Conduit 4/6/06

  • Start Power Plant Building 5/14/06

  • “Dry In” Power Plant Building 9/15/06

  • Generators arrive 9/16/06

  • Completion of Generator Installation 1/15/07


New internal generators

New Internal Generators

  • Replaced 2 750 KW failed generators with 2 1000 KW generators

  • Installed 2 new 3,000 gallons fuel tanks

  • Purchased 400 KW mobile generator

  • Installed “hook ups” at outside facilities


Communications

Communications

  • Telephones

    • Satellite Telephone

      • Additional stand-alone satellite phone

      • MXU satellite 4 line converter and hardware

    • Cellular phones – added 5 cellular phones assigned to Incident Command


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Communications

  • 2 Way Radios

    • 48 radios distributed to Departments specified in Emergency Management Plan

    • 15 radios available for assignment to medical staff

    • 10 radios distributed to Pine Grove

    • 9 radios distributed to BioMed Dept.

    • 10 radios assigned to Administration

    • 15 radios assigned to Incident Command


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Communications

  • HAM Amateur Radio

    • Equipment purchased and installation 5/1/06

    • Training employee volunteer operators

    • Digital D-Star repeater installed at FGH


Incident command center board room

Incident Command Center / Board Room

  • Replaced satellite phone dish with a satellite dome

  • Added 10 additional phone lines

  • Added 6 additional computer network lines

  • Added additional emergency power outlets

  • Added telephone operator headsets

  • Updated Emergency Operations Plan


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Incident Command Center / Board Room (Cont’d)

  • Maps, map pins, flip charts

  • 2 Way radios

  • Spare radio batteries and chargers

  • Portable Fans

  • Television/Cable/Portable antenna

  • Weather radios

  • Emergency lights

  • Directories, other resources


Other improvements

Other Improvements

  • Implemented Access Control/Lock Down Plans

  • New Emergency Fuel Plan

  • Achieved NIMS Compliance

  • Expanded Mutual Aid, Patient Transfer and Vendor Agreements

  • Purchased 2 - 4000 watts generator light sets


Mitigation efforts at forrest general hospital

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