To provide further assurance of communication reliability, the center has
evaluated and selected a redundant satellite telephone system for YNHHS.
This system fully integrates with the MedSat communication system.
12
Final Comments
The Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster
Response has developed numerous programs and services to improve
healthcare planning, emergency preparation, and disaster recovery
efforts. Although the center’s achievements are remarkable, it continues
to plan and develop new initiatives. These include creating additional
courses that meet discipline-specific competency standards, recruiting
more volunteers for the Medical Reserve Corps, providing additional
plans for capacity building, helping to improve the interoperability
between medical, police, and fire communication systems, and
expanding partnerships at the local, state, and national levels.
Endnotes
1. Yale School of Public Health,“Joseph A. Zaccagnino, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Yale-New Haven Hospital and of Yale New
Haven Health System, Honored as John D. Thompson Distinguished
Visiting Fellow.Available: http://publichealth.yale.edu/news/april05/
zaccagnino.html.
2. “A bout Yale-New Haven Hospital.Available: http://www.ynhh.org/
general/general.html.
3. “Bridgeport Hospital, About Us. Available: http://www.bridge-
porthospital.org/AboutUs/AboutUs.asp.
4. “Greenwich Hospital’s Annual Report 2004. Available:
http://www.greenhosp.org/greenwich/ghannual2004.pdf.
5. “Yale-New Haven Delivery Network, Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Available: http://yalenewhavenhealth.org/s_members/ynhv.html.
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6. “Yale-New Haven Hospital News Release, July 14, 2004. Available:
http://www.ynhh.org/press/2004/us_news.html.
7. Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hartford Hospital were the first and
second hospitals, respectively, in Connecticut.
8. “Bridgeport Delivery Network, Bridgeport Hospital. Available:
http://yalenewhavenhealth.org/s_members/bvn.html.
9. “Greenwich Delivery Network, Greenwich Hospital. Available:
http://yalenewhavenhealth.org/s_members/gvn.html#grwhosp.
10. “Yale-New Haven Hospital, Advancing Care, Preparing for the Un-
thinkable.Available: http://www.ynhh.org/adcare/adcare0602.html.
11. “Yale-New Haven Fall 2002, A Special Report to the Community.
Available: http://www.ynhh.org/general/commbenefits02.pdf.
12. Yale New Haven Health, The Yale New Haven Center for Emer-
gency Preparedness and Disaster Response, New Haven, CT, 2004.
13. Christopher M. Cannon, A Hospital System Approach to Inte-
grating Healthcare Delivery into the Community Emergency
Response System. Poster from Christopher M. Cannon, Director,
Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response, Yale
New Haven Health System, June 10, 2005.
14. Jeffrey L. Arnold, MD, Louise-Marie Dembry, MD, Ming-Che Tsai,
MD, MPH, Ülkümen Rodoplu, MD, Vivek Parwani, MD, James
Paturas, EMT-P, Christopher Cannon, FACHE, MPH, Scott Selig,
MAT, Joseph Albanese, Ph.D., “Recommended Modifications and
Applications of the Hospital Emergency Incident Command System
for Hospital Emergency Management Today. Poster from Christo-
pher M. Cannon, Director, Center for Emergency Preparedness and
Disaster Response, Yale New Haven Health System, June 10, 2005.
15. “Incident Command Systems (ICS) for Health Care (EM 140),
Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Dis-
aster Response, Online Education and Training. Available:
http://ynhhs.emergencyeducation.org/.
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16. “Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster
Response, Partnerships.Available: http://yalenewhavenhealth.org/
emergency/partnerships.html.
17. Personal communication with Christopher M. Cannon, Director,
Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response, Yale
New Haven Health System, June 10, 2005.
18. Christopher M. Cannon, “Building Community Emergency
Response Capacity through Integrated Healthcare Workforce Edu-
cation and Training, American Public Health Association 133rd
Annual Meeting, November 7, 2005.
19. “Yale New Haven Health, Online Education and Training, Course
Descriptions. Available: http://ynhhs.emergencyeducation.org/
descriptions.asp.
20. “Yale New Haven Health, Online Education and Training, About
Online Education and Training.Available: http://ynhhs.emergen-
cyeducation.org/about.asp.
21. “Yale New Haven Health, Office of Emergency Preparedness, Southern
Tier Briefing,April 8, 2004. Available: http://yalenewhavenhealth.org/
emergency/commu/briefings/STBriefingV2I15.pdf.
22. “Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster
Response, Response Planning. Available: http://yalenewhaven-
health.org/emergency/progsvcs/responseplan.html.
23. The Medical Reserve Corps was established in 2002 as part of Cit-
izen Corps, a national volunteer network to improve homeland
security. Citizen Corps is part of the USA Freedom Corps, which
promotes volunteer services throughout the nation. The Medical
Reserve Corps provides a way of organizing and identifying public
health and medical volunteers so that they can provide assistance
during a disaster. Additional information can be found at
http://www.medicalreservecorps.gov/.
24. The center’s emergency credentialing program is provided in part-
nership with the DPH, the State of Connecticut Department of
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