At Upstate University Hospital we are proud of our Emergency Management program and the accomplishments that have been achieved in the areas of communication, patient management, staff management, utilities, security and safety, and resource management.
Continuous surveillance and the identification and implementation of improvement opportunities has afforded the hospital the best possible program to keep patients and staff safe during all types of emergencies. A few highlights which illustrate our best work practices include:
Chris Dunham of Upstate Emergency Management recognized by CNYBJ as "Impact Player of the Year" in Excellence in Healthcare Awards ceremony.
Emergency Management "How to Prepare -- but not overdo it -- for a pandemic or other emergency" HealthLink on Air Podcast Interview
National Preparedness Month is an effort to get everyone thinking about whether they are prepared for a natural disaster, a weather emergency or anything else that could disrupt everyday life. Bradley Marmon, the emergency management coordinator at Upstate Medical University, explains the most important aspects of making sure people and their families are ready for emergencies. (2019)
Christopher Dunham, the director of emergency management at Upstate University Hospital, discusses Ebola preparedness after the hospital was one of eight in New York State to be designated to handle any patients in the state diagnosed with Ebola. (2014)
Christopher Dunham, MBA, the new director of Emergency Management for Upstate, explains how Upstate prepares for a variety of disasters such as mass casualty incidents, weather events, pandemics, technology failures, and how those preparedness plans integrate with other local governments, agencies and organizations. (2014)