Emergency Preparedness


Be Prepared for Your Patients and Communities When They Need You Most

Responding to emergencies with precision and proficiency is a hallmark of Texas hospitals’ work. Whether it is an impending hurricane along the Texas coast or a pandemic outbreak, Texas hospitals and public health officials work hard to ensure preparedness and safety for all unforeseen emergencies. To help Texas hospitals provide uninterrupted care to the patients and communities they serve, the Texas Hospital Association has curated the following resources to assist hospitals in navigating emergency situations.

COVID-19 Resources for Texas Hospitals

Texas hospital are encouraged to visit THA’s COVID-19 Resource Center for the latest guidance and updates for hospitals to prepare for and respond to the outbreak. 

Texas DSHS Infectious Disease Prevention Resources

Consult the Texas Department of State Health Services website to keep up to date on infectious disease prevention and control.

Severe Weather Resources

Review the latest guidance from THA, the CDC, Texas Health and Human Services Commission and other public health officials on how to prepare for hurricanes and other severe weather patterns.

Plain-Language Emergency Alerts

Learn more about plain-language emergency alerts, a series of standardized emergency codes that help mitigate confusion and help health care providers respond to emergent situations.


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