Healthcare Finance: Hurricane season is kicking into high gear. State and local governments in some areas are recommending that citizens evacuate certain areas. People are packing up. And hospitals are scrambling to prepare for both the storm itself and the influx of patients coming in the door.
The hard truth is that many hospitals are not as ready as they could be for a coming storm -- or other type of natural disaster for that matter -- but there are steps that leading institutions have taken, lessons learned, and resources that hospitals should know about whether they're in a storm's range or not.