Twelve minutes is not enough time to safely relocate every patient, visitor, and staff member to shelter. It's not enough time to wrap up or safely pause surgeries. It's not enough time to relocate critical supplies to a safe location for use after disaster strikes. Just as in healthcare, in a weather crisis, minutes can mean the difference between life and death.
AccuWeather For Business can help you prepare for all potential weather-related events, including a devastating tornado. Learn more →
SkyGuard® for Hospitals and Healthcare
Each healthcare facility has a unique operation with specific risks and needs, all of which require a customized plan of action. AccuWeather For Business will work with your emergency management team to identify those risks and implement a tailored service that reduces both the risk and liability of severe weather events.
Clients receive an early notice that a major weather event is possible for the upcoming 6-10 days. This “tap on the shoulder” gives organizations time to implement their emergency plan and ensure they’re fully prepared and able to safely handle whatever the atmosphere throws their way.
Once an event is underway, our meteorologists constantly monitor all client locations, with SkyGuard warnings providing enhanced safety to facilities through site-specific and threshold-specific warnings.
AccuWeather For Business tailored service for hospitals includes a two-tiered warning system. The early advisory allows hospitals to stage resources, start to move patients, and wrap up surgeries. Then, once a warning is issued, with 20-30 minutes of advance notice, final action can be taken to move everyone onsite to safety.
Reduce False Alarms
We understand the time required, as well as the risks associated with moving patients to shelter. Our proprietary "Null Tornado" notifications significantly reduce costly and unnecessary shutdowns or sheltering operations.
These notifications are sent when a public tornado warning is issued, but a tornado is not expected to impact a client’s location. Reducing the number of false alarms prevents warning fatigue, saves time and money, and ensures no reduction in patient care.
Determine the hazards to which each of your locations is most vulnerable during a severe weather threat and review past events to determine improvements that can be made
Perform a vulnerability assessment of all equipment, processes and operations
Talk with insurance providers to ensure your business has the necessary types of coverage
Coordinate preparedness activities with vendors, supply chain members and local partners
Create a company-wide playbook for tropical systems that address operational vulnerabilities
Partner with us to weather the storm
When weather challenges your team to make rapid decisions, depend on SkyGuard forecasts and warnings to provide you the information necessary to make the best decisions that protect your people and avoid costly shutdowns. Start a two-week trial today.