Hospital Preparedness Program


To create and promote a state of readiness and prompt response to protect Rhode Island's healthcare system during an emergency.

What we do

  • Maintain and improve the health system capacity and capability to respond to all hazards involving any of Rhode Island's hospitals, health centers, nursing homes, or assisted living residences.
  • Test communication interoperability at facilities.
  • Develop the Public Health Emergency Management Suite with components such as the Patient Tracking System.
  • Promote health system and community all-hazards preparedness through education, financial assistance, and training.
  • Integrate statewide preparedness activities at the facility level.
  • Plan and help facilities plan for emergency evacuation, fatality management, and patient decontamination.
  • Ensure that facilities account for the special needs of people with disabilities.