The World Health Organization has warned that a number of urban areas, including Miami, are ecologically suitable for a yellow fever outbreak, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, New York, and South Carolina.
- Florida: The World Health Organization has warned that a number of urban areas, including Miami, are ecologically suitable for a yellow fever outbreak. The warning comes as part of a study showing that nearly 2.8 million people flew to the United States from endemic yellow fever areas in 2016. According to the study, Miami is at risk because the area is not only ecologically suitable for an outbreak, but because the city hasn't established any checks—such as proof of yellow fever vaccination—on travelers from endemic regions (Reuters, 4/18).
- New York: St. Luke's University Health Network's Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township began construction on a new $100 million, 175,000-square-foot facility late last week. The four-story facility, which is expected to open in 2020, will include a maternity ward, two floors of obstetrics, and an ED (Lagasse, Healthcare Finance News, 4/17).
- South Carolina: Carolinas Hospital System has named Vance Reynolds as CEO, effective April 30. Reynolds previously worked as CEO of Aiken Regional Medical Centers. He succeeds Gary Malaer, who stepped down from the role to become CEO of DeTar Healthcare System in Texas (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 4/17).
From outbreaks to hurricanes: How your hospital can prepare for disasters
Hospitals must be prepared for myriad disasters that can stress health care systems to the breaking point and disrupt delivery of vital health care services.
Advisory Board has compiled step-by-step procedures for various threats your facility may encounter—though we hope you'll never need to use them.