Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care is Getting CMS Ready!

07.07.2017 Seasons Hospice CFO David Donnenberg and Abigail Swindler, along with the Executive Directors of SHPC joined program manager Hannah Coffey and ASPR/CMS Planner James Woulfe to kick off their Continuity Plan Initiative. This COOP will compliment their existing hard work on Emergency Action Plans, Compliance and Hazard and Vulnerability Assessments. Seasons has gone above and beyond to ensure that all of their national offices in 20+ states as well as clinical sites and inpatient centers are compliant and prepared well in advance of the CMS November 15th deadline.

BOLDplanning Launches Texas Tech University System’s 5 Campus Initiative!

BOLDplanning Program Managers and Higher Education Experts Hannah Coffey and Matt Eyer saw a lot of West Texas this week! Huge thanks for the warm welcome and successful launch of the COOP planning initiative at Angelo State University and the Texas Tech Administration in Lubbock, TX. As a professor and parent respectively, Hannah and Matt appreciate the sincere and careful efforts of Kyle Gunn and Steve Bryant to keep their students and faculty safe and prepared for everything university life can throw their way in West Texas.

Anderson County, TN Receives Hazard Mitigation Plan Approval in Record Time

 

Congratulations to the Anderson County Emergency Management Agency on receiving FEMA Region IV’s approval of their hazard mitigation plan! Over the last year, BOLDplanning has worked with the Anderson County EMA to develop a fully inclusive hazard mitigation plan to best assess their community’s natural hazard vulnerabilities and develop a comprehensive mitigation strategy to address these vulnerabilities. This plan represents Anderson County EMA’s commitment to protecting its citizens and their property, and is the first step to increasing regional resiliency.

Improving Oklahoma State Department of Health’s Planning Goals

05.25.2017  BOLDplanning’s James Woulfe and Matt Eyer continued to work with the Oklahoma State Dept. of Health on May 24-25 to further implement their Emergency Operations Plan and Strategic National Stockpile Plan into OSDHCOOP.com. As this project continues, we will be working on expanding the online planning functionality to include local EOP’s and emergency medical countermeasure plans. Special thanks to Mark Schultz, John McCarty, Cara Gluck and Elyce Holloway (pictured) for their continued hard work and support.

Higher Education BCP Training Kicks Off at UCO

05.23.2017  BOLD trainers Matt Eyer and James Woulfe are back in Oklahoma City from May 22-23 to work with the University of Central Oklahoma to further develop their Business Continuity Plans. Special thanks to Jennifer Goldman and Cynthia Rolfe for spearheading this project, and for their dedication to improving the resilience of their University and surrounding communities. There are great things happening in Oklahoma!

Best Practices in Higher Education Emergency Management at Virginia Tech

05.23.2017  BOLDplanning is proud to attend the 5th Annual Best Practices in Higher Education Emergency Management conference at Virginia Tech. We have a long tradition of working with Colleges and Universities, and are making efforts to improve their continuity plans and processes every day. Pictured here is BOLDplanning team member Will Minkoff appearing beside our interactive conference display booth.