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Recovery: Lessons and observations after earthquakes

A key element of an emergency preparedness plan is assessing how the staff and facility handled the disaster at hand and what lessons were learned for the next event.

In July 2019, after three earthquakes in two days, including a 7.1 magnitude temblor that was the largest earthquake in California in two decades, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital in Ridgecrest, California, had several takeaways, said Stephanie Meeks, MBA, HACP, the hospital’s emergency management and regulatory compliance manager.

She offered these lessons during a presentation at the DNV Healthcare annual symposium in November:

 

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