Issue: February 5, 2014

Published on February 5, 2014

Articles in this issue:

HERDS Survey reactivation - SIP / Receiving Facility / Send-Receive Arrangements

Author: Karen Morris

In conjunction with local public health departments and healthcare associations, the New York State Department of Health - Office of Health Emergency Preparedness (NYSDOH-OHEP) is re-activating the Shelter in Place, Send-Receive and Receiving Facility surveys for any Health Care Facility (HCF) that was unable to complete the surveys during their initial activation in 2013.

The surveys will be Active in HERDS between Wednesday February 5, 2014 and the close of business on Friday February 28, 2014.

Please note: if your facility has developed Send-Receive arrangements with an HCF that is NOT included in the drop down list, please describe these arrangements in the free text spaces provided. This will ensure that we have collected ALL Send - Receive information for inclusion in follow up analysis and planning.

The information collected in these surveys is vital and is required to be completed for pre-2014, storm season planning.

Please ensure that you complete any survey for which your facility is activated.

If you require assistance in the completion of any survey questions, please contact one of the following:

Michael Perillo
mgp03@health.state.ny.us

Katharine Logan kml04@health.state.ny.us

For questions: Please send an e-mail to hseppny@health.state.ny.us, as notify01 is a non-monitored mailbox.

Alert - Highest priority emergency communication; warrants immediate action or attention by the recipient.
High Advisory - High priority does not warrant immediate action but recipients should be aware.
Advisory - Provides very important information for a specific incident or situation that does not require immediate action.
Updates to Alerts and Advisories - Provides updated informa tion regarding an incident or situation; unlikely to require immediate action.
Informational Message - Provides timely information, important for review or serves as a reminder for an action that should be taken.