Natural Disaster Mitigation at Ben Taub Hospital

10 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2019

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Jamion Lewis

University of the Incarnate Word, Students

Ryan Lunsford

University of the Incarnate Word

Date Written: June 30, 2019

Abstract

Ben Taub Hospital has garnered respect internationally as an exceptional acute care facility earning the Beacon Award for Excellence. Natural disasters impose substantial health burdens on affected populations and the capacity of healthcare facility capabilities. Natural disasters result in 68,000 deaths and affect 218,000,000 people worldwide annually. Ben Taub Hospital’s preparedness level and disaster response efforts to Hurricane Harvey offer expertise resulting in best practices for healthcare organizations as they navigate the global disaster landscape.

Keywords: Ben Taub, Emergency Management, Disaster Response, Hurricane Harvey

Suggested Citation

Lewis, Jamion and Lunsford, Ryan, Natural Disaster Mitigation at Ben Taub Hospital (June 30, 2019). RAIS Conference Proceedings - The 13th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3434125 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3434125

Jamion Lewis (Contact Author)

University of the Incarnate Word, Students ( email )

United States

Ryan Lunsford

University of the Incarnate Word ( email )

San Antonio, TX
United States

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