Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Healthcare Services

Get Ready! Be Ready!

Welcome to Hurricane Season! For the United States, the season runs from June 1 to November 30. Before a disaster, decide how you will know there is a storm (or other hazardous event) headed your way. Visit the city and county government websites for your area and sign up to receive alerts & warnings. Visit weather websites for alert and warning information. Listen for alerts that are broadcast on local television and radio stations. And then learn what to do in different situations so you can be prepared! Being prepared is the single best thing you can do for yourself and your loved ones.

What is being prepared?
Simply put, being prepared means creating an emergency plan for you and your loved ones. This plan will establish reunification places in case of separation during a disaster; ensure you have adequate supplies to last until the community recovers; prevent or minimize the impact of a disaster on you and your loved ones. Personal plans are very easy to create. There are templates available for download at Ready.Gov. Once you’ve created your plan, follow the guidelines to create a Go-Kit. A few examples of items to put in your kit would be:
  • Water, one gallon per person per day for at least 3 days
  • Food, at least a 3 day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and NOAA weather radio
  • Flashlights with extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust masks
  • Moist towelettes or personal wipes and trash bags for personal sanitation
  • Wrench, pliers, hammer
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Cell phones with chargers, inverter or solar charger
  • Medications
  • Items for special needs (mobility devices, denture needs, contacts or eyeglasses, diapers, formula, etc.)
  • And don’t forget your pet! Be sure to bring food and water for your pets. All pets should be placed in a kennel/crate that is large enough for the pet turn stand up and turn around in.
  • Cash and travellers checks
  • Important documents (insurance policies, bank records, ID) placed in a water proof container
  • Sleeping bag, blanket, sheets, pillow for each person in your family
  • Clothing, underwear, sturdy shoes
  • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush/paste, shampoo, soap, deodorant, feminine supplies)
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper to treat water (one part bleach, nine parts water)
  • Fire extinguisher (ABC)
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles, or other activities for children.

Now that you have a plan in place, test the plan. Conduct a drill – just like we all did in school. Pretend you have to leave your home, grab your kit, and follow your planned route to the designated reunification place. And remember, Practice! Practice! Practice!

For more information or assistance with your personal planning needs, please feel free to contact Sherri Abendroth, DHR Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator, at 956-362-3126 or via email.

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As required by the 2012 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment; Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment;
Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program; Physician Self-Referral; and Patient Notification Requirements
in Provider Agreements
final rule, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Ltd is disclosing that it is seeking an expansion
exception under Section 6001 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance proudly meets the federal definition of a "physician-owned hospital" (42 CFR § 489.3). As required by law, a list of the hospital's physician owners and investors is available at here. DHR, Ltd. and its affiliated entities comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.