Oregon State Hospital (OSH), which operates under the direction of the Oregon Health Authority, is now one step closer to being more resilient to emergencies and disruptions by having a comprehensive, online and multi-departmental Continuity of Operation (COOP) plan. 

Most recently, and under the leadership of OSH’s Jaime Manriquez, Scott Parks, and Jenna Albert, all hospital planners had the opportunity to participate in a two-day, on-site COOP workshop. The workshop, facilitated by Tennessee-based BOLDplanning, afforded everyone the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the COOP planning in general as well as their use of the BOLDplanning.com platform. 

Representing BOLDplanning and providing subject matter expertise during OSH’s COOP workshop were James Woulfe; PCP, CBCP, and Matt Eyer, PMP, CHS-V, CBCP. 

As for OSH’s next steps… It’s now moving toward the review phase of the plan development process. Once it’s completed next month, the hospital will begin preparations for a COOP tabletop exercise. It will take place in April or May 2020.

OSH provides patient-centered, psychiatric treatment for adults from throughout Oregon who need hospital-level care. Between its two campuses, Salem and Junction City, OSH serves more than 1,500 people per year and employs more than 2,000 staff. OSH has earned The Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval for hospital, behavioral health care, and laboratory services.

BOLDplanning provides comprehensive continuity, emergency, and mitigation planning services coupled with superior online software.