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Emergency Management Committee

The Emergency Management Committee is a multi-disciplinary team that is charged with developing processes, policies and procedures, conducting staff education, and securing necessary resources to ensure a prompt, coordinated and effective response by Upstate Medical University and Hospital to all disasters affecting the environment of care. The committee is responsible for all facets of the emergency operations plan, including the incorporation of exercises and after action reports intended to examine our response while identifying opportunities for improvement.

As a basis for its foundation, the Emergency Management Committee centers its attention on six critical planning areas:

  1. Communications
  2. Resources and Assets
  3. Safety and Security
  4. Staff Responsibility
  5. Utilities
  6. Patient Clinical and Support Activities

Upstate Medical University and Hospital considers these six areas to be a foundation of response to a disaster or potential disaster and key elements of an "all hazards approach" to emergency management.

Members of the Emergency Management Committee represent over twenty disciplines across the campus including:

  • Administrative Supervisor
  • Chair of the Environment of Care Safety Committee
  • Chief of University Police
  • Deputy Director of Nursing
  • Assistant Vice President of Physical Plant
  • Director of Respiratory Care Services
  • Hospital Epidemiologist
  • Information Management and Technology