Important to Know
Emergency Management (formerly known as Emergency Preparedness) describes how the organization will respond to emergencies that affect the delivery of services, either in the community or in the facility. Resources and plans are provided under the management of the Hospital Safety Director and the VP of Facilities with oversight by the Hospital Emergency Management Committee.
UWHC Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
- The new EOP was introduced to UWHC in 2014. In 2016 we began creating an integrated EOP for all UW Health entities. New flipcharts can be ordered as well as badge backers and phone lists. As individual documents are finalized they will be posted. Please refer to original 2014 versions for reference in the interim as the overall response has largely remained the same.
- UW Health has moved from “code colors” to “plain language.” That means that when a disaster occurs, it will be announced and referred to as the event it is, not a color. For example, you will no longer hear “Code Pink” but “Missing Child.” Two exceptions are Bomb Threat, which will remain Code Black, and Code Blue.
The Base Plan
Hazard Specific Annexes
Tornado Warning Evaluation