Reopening Shuttered Hospitals to Expand Surge Capacity: Surge Tool Kit and Facility Checklist [open pdf - 507KB]
"Re-opening a closed ('shuttered') hospital to expand surge capacity in an emergency requires significant planning. This Tool Kit is a step-by-step guide to assist staff responsible for management, legal, facility, staffing, security, materials management, and transportation planning. The kit includes sections for each staff type/responsibility. The sections address: planning; re-opening a closed hospital within 3 to 7 days; operating the facility; [and] closing the facility down again."
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publication No. 06-0029-A; AHRQ Publication No. 06-0029-A
United States Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: http://www.ahrq.gov/