Medical Surge

Developing a comprehensive medical surge plan will ensure that disaster survivors have their medical needs met expeditiously, while also preventing health care entities and public health agencies from becoming overwhelmed by demand. Whether bolstering resources within a health care institution or system, or establishing collaborative relationships with community-based businesses and organizations that can support care off-site, BCFS EMD has worked with jurisdictions and healthcare facilities to build medical surge capacity that fits both the capabilities and needs of the specific entity.