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Emergency Management - Policy on Recovery

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POLICY
This policy provides a general description of Lander Regional Hospital approach to the development and implementation of an Emergency Operations Plan.  

The CNO is responsible for the administrative oversight of the Emergency Management Program.  The Safety Officer will develop appropriate Emergency Response Plans (ERP) based on priorities established as part of the Hazard Vulnerability Analysis. 

Each Emergency Response Plan will address the four phases of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery (MPRR) of emergency management activities:

RECOVERY
Activities the hospital will take with strategies and actions designed to help restore the systems that are critical to resuming normal care, treatment and services. Short-term actions assess damage and return vital life-support operations to minimum operating standards.  Long term focuses on returning all hospital operations back to normal or an improved state of affairs.

PROCEDURE
A Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) is performed to identify potential emergencies that could impact Lander Regional Hospital.  The HVA will be used to evaluate the probability of an event occurring and to estimate the severity of the consequences.  A list of priority concerns will be developed from the HVA. The Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery Grid (Attachment I) will be used as an overall tool for all the MPRR located in the ERP's. 

Each plan has general plans for recovery, covering the identifiable actions necessary for returning the facility to normal operations.  In some cases, additional plans will be developed during or after the emergency response, to recover from major damage or other concerns.  The recovery plans usually includes the predictable activities that will be done after the event is determined to have finished.

ATTACHMENT:
Attachment I - Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery Grid (PA-EM.01.01.01EP5-6 b)