The “Disaster Declaration” policy may be viewed by computers on the LMC network at (LINK)

Authority to Activate:

  • Chief Executive Officer or Administrator On Call
  • Nursing Clinical Supervisor (assumes role of Incident Commander outside normal operating hours)
  • Facilities Director (Internal incidents only)
  • Public Safety Director
  • Emergency Department Medical Director (or designee) or Emergency Department Nursing Director (or designee), in consultation with the Administrator on call or another administrator and Nursing Clinical Supervisor


  1. Disaster Watch
    • Disaster Advisory Group may be contacted to meet
    • Specific resources will be activated that limit the impact of the disaster
    • Acting Incident Commander may upgrade to “Disaster Alert” anytime, following consultation with the Administrator on call or, if activated, the Disaster Advisory Group
  2. Disaster Alert
    • Disaster Advisory must be contacted to meet
    • The Hospital Command Center (HCC), located in ACR-A, will be activated
    • All facility operations will be coordinated through the HCC

Public Safety, pursuant to the policy, will send out notifications utilizing various communication methods.