A Review of Disaster Medical Preparedness: Improving Coordination and Collaborat
This hearing assessed how federal efforts and programs coordinate with the private sector to ensure individuals affected by disasters have… read more
This hearing assessed how federal efforts and programs coordinate with the private sector to ensure individuals affected by disasters have access to medical care. This hearing used the activation of hospitals under the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) during Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Gustav and the Haiti earthquake as a case study of federal medical preparedness and response efforts. Specifically, the Subcommittee will review the challenges faced by activated hospitals in Little Rock, Arkansas, in response to Hurricane Gustav. These hospitals experienced issues with patient transportation, medical surge capacity and coordination of medical reimbursement between Federal programs and agencies. Reviewing the lessons learned will provide the Subcommittee with a better understanding of the challenges in responding to the medical needs of those affected by disasters and ways to improve Federal response efforts.
link to photo gallery --
Senator Mark L. Pryor index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&&FileStore_id=611294fd-7606-4c4c-a1e6-6ab706704416" target="_blankview statement
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Response
FEMA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Dr. Kevin Yeskey, M.D.
Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of Preparedness and Emergency Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Program
Department of Health and Human Services
Senior Vice President
Arkansas Hospital Association close
This video was obtained from the Congress and may be encoded at a different quality than C-SPAN uses for hearings covered with its own cameras. Also, the video might not start at the beginning of the hearing and much of the data normally added to the C‑SPAN.org for committee hearings may not be available.
This program has not yet aired
*JOINT HEARING with the Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery* "Flood Preparedness a
The purpose of this hearing was to evaluate preparedness and mitigation efforts among flood-prone communities and…
Earthquake Preparedness: What the United States can Learn from the 2010 Chilean
link to photo gallery --
br/ br/ br/ Member Statements
br/ br/ br/ br/ br/ br/ br/ Senator Mark L. Pryor…
New Border War: Corruption of U.S. Officials by Drug Cartels
The purpose of this hearing was to review the efforts by drug trade organizations (DTOs) to infiltrate and corrupt…
The Next Big Disaster: Is the Private Sector Prepared?
This hearing reviewed lessons learned from previous man-made and natural disasters and how to improve preparedness…