Rm. 505, 175 Elizabeth Blackwell Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Phone: 315 464-4180
Fax: 315 464-2959
No community is exempt from emergencies.
As much as we dislike thinking about the potential for natural, technological, human-related disasters, or disasters involving hazardous material, these events do occur. The best way to minimize the effects of such events is to discuss the potential vulnerabilities that exist in an organization, while instituting strategies that include the components of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
The Department of Emergency Management at Upstate Medical University and Hospital specializes in this type of "what if" thinking. Our mission is to give campus and hospital personnel the support system they need to continue to provide exemplary care to our patients, even in disaster situations. In order to offer this critical response, the department maintains an extensive Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan that addresses an "All Hazards" approach to disaster preparedness, and an Emergency Management team which continually reviews and improves the program.—The Department of Emergency Management, Upstate Medical University and Hospital