FHA Alert: Hurricane Ian Advisory
Currently, bed capacity tipped below 20%. As of 4:40 p.m. today
- Total Available Beds: 11,910
- Bed Availability: 19.9%
On today’s call, President Mayhew was joined by hospital leaders for a hospital-specific discussion and an opportunity for our Southwest Florida colleagues to provide updates and discuss any challenges. Hospital leadership shared their ongoing efforts in patient transfer coordination, increasing bed availability and capacity, air & ground transfers, and restoration of operations.
FHA will be pulling together the lessons learned from this disaster and the response from each hospital and comparing that with data from previous hurricanes and will share the findings. Please visit FHA’s Emergency Management page for updates and resources from past advisories.
Thank you to all our participants; please stay safe and reach out should you need anything!
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
For the latest information, alerts and updates visit https://www.disasterassistance.gov/.
Governor Ron DeSantis - Florida Response to Hurricane Ian Continues
Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis received a briefing at the State Emergency Operations Center and traveled to North Port and Arcadia to survey the areas impacted by Hurricane Ian, distribute hot food, meet with survivors, and issue updates.
Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM)
Florida Disaster Fund—Donations to the Florida Disaster Fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and are tax-deductible. To contribute, please visit https://www.volunteerflorida.org/donatefdf/ or text DISASTER to 20222.
Florida Department of Health (FDOH)
Licensed Health Care Practitioners Needed! The DOH is requesting your assistance communicating an urgent message to health care practitioners. Florida needs qualified health care practitioners to support recovery efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Ian. Currently, there are over 200 shelters operating to serve displaced Floridians, and rescue efforts continue for those who did not evacuate.
Please encourage your members to register immediately, if they are able to volunteer, with Volunteer Florida to ensure they are placed where the greatest needs exist.
- STEP 1: Go to www.VolunteerFlorida.org
- STEP 2: Select “Volunteer”
- STEP 3: View volunteer opportunities posted on the page
- STEP 4: Select “Express Interest”
- STEP 5: Create a volunteer account or log in to an existing account
American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE)
ASHE has created a resource page to assist health care facilities professionals in their efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The resources cover critical operations such as air quality, safety and security, emergency preparedness, and infection prevention.
Health Services Advisory Group Dialysis Patient Assistance Hotlines
Please contact John Wilgis at (850) 524-2037 for more information and assistance.