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Heart Hospital Hazard Mitigation Plan

Hazard Vulnerability Mitigation Strategy Plan

Version 1 – February 1, 2010

Heart Hospital Hazard Mitigation Plan

Table of Contents I. Introduction……………………………………………… 3 A. Purpose of the Plan B. Methodology C. AZHH Background

II. Risk Assessment Findings A. Hazard Identification B. Profile of Hazard Events C. Vulnerability of Assessments

III. Mitigation Goals, Objectives, and Strategies IV. Implementation and Maintenance Procedures A. Implementation B. Maintenance

Appendices A. Glossary of Terms B. Acronyms

Version 1 – February 1, 2010

Arizona Heart Hospital Hazard Mitigation Plan

Chapter 1 – Introduction

A. Purpose of the Plan: This Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) establishes the process for implementing proactive risk management as part of the overall Emergency Management Plan. The purpose of a Hazard Mitigation Plan is to identify potential hazards, risks and vulnerabilities as identified by the Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) before they occur by prioritizing mitigation actions and providing technical support for those efforts. The purpose of this plan is to produce a program of activities through actions that will best deal with the Heart Hospital’s (HH) hazard problems, while meeting the health care needs of the community. This plan will accomplish the following objectives consistent with The Joint Commission standards. • Conduct a Hazard Vulnerability Assessment. • Identify the top five hazards and/or risks to the facility. • Determine what portions of the infrastructures are vulnerable to a disaster or incident. • Develop a mitigation strategy to reduce potential losses and target resources. • Describe how…...

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