In 2012, Hurricane Sandy left 29 nursing homes severely flooded and more than 4,000 frail and elderly nursing home residents displaced. The size and impact of the storm served as a wakeup call for nursing home operators, staff and public officials to improve their processes and systems in preparation for the next emergency or disaster.

SONY DSCIn response, the Labor Management Project organized incident command training for more than 450 CEOs, administrators, nurses, department heads, certified nursing assistants, housekeeping and food service staff from more than 90 nursing homes, as well as state and city officials (including the New York State Department of Health and the New York City Office of Emergency Management).

Click the link below to read an article about the training, which was featured in a healthcare publication called Provider Magazine.

NYC Providers Raise Bar on Disaster Preparedness