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Emergency Management Resources

Ebola Preparedness 

Friday October 17, 2014


On September 30, 2014, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first U.S. case of Ebola, and there continue to be ongoing developments associated with the virus. The Joint Commission will update our Ebola Preparedness Resource web page regularly to provide information to our customers and their patients. Learn More


A River Runs Through It: 3 Lessons from the West Virginia Water Emergency

A River Runs Through It: 3 Lessons from the West Virginia Water Emergency

Last month, Joint Commission staff had the privilege of meeting with seven West Virginia hospitals to discuss how they handled the week-long water emergency resulting from the chemical spill in the Elk River - the primary water source for not only Charleston but the surrounding eight-county area. Learn More

The American Meteorological Society

Wednesday April 30, 2014


Healthcare facilities and services provide key underpinnings for a thriving community. Therefore ensuring their resilience to high-impact weather is critical. The resilience of the healthcare system is particularly important against the potential impacts from weather events like tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods. Read report


Welcome to The Joint Commission’s Emergency Management portal.  We are launching this portal to provide a valuable source of information from The Joint Commission enterprise and other healthcare organizations related to the topic of Emergency Management.  Our goal is to create informed and empowered citizens by bringing relevant and timely information and resources to our community.  We hope you find the information helpful!

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  • John Maurer, ASHE, CHFM, CHSP, a member of The Joint Commission’s Department of Engineering, speaks on Emergency Management topics at the Ambulatory Care Conference.  Read blog.  


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