Temperatures are currently expected on June 24-25, 2017 to range between 80 and 100°F in Western Washington and Western Oregon from Florence and Eugene north, including the mountains and Columbia Gorge through Hood River. Networks are required by CMS to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events.
If the operations of your facility, or ability for patients to have access to dialysis are impacted by emergency events, please let your Network know right away. Contact Lisa Hall at LHall@nw16.esrd.net or 206-923-0714. We also ask that you fill out and submit our Disaster Reporting Form, which you can find at https://nwrn.org/files/E/Interruptions.pdf .
Patients and facility staff may find these resources useful:
Temperatures are currently expected to exceed 110°F in the Coachella and Imperial Valleys through June 21, 2017, and exceed 100°F in much of the rest of inland Southern and South Central California. High-altitude snowmelt may cause flooding around Bishop.
Networks are required by CMS to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events. If the operations of your facility, or ability for patients to have access to dialysis are impacted by emergency events, please let your Network know right away.
If you are the victim of ransomware or have cyber threat indicators to share
If you or your organization is the victim of a ransomware attack, please contact law enforcement immediately.
Contact your FBI Field Office Cyber Task Force, at https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/field-offices , immediately to report a ransomware event and request assistance. These professionals work with state and local law enforcement and other federal and international partners to pursue cyber criminals globally and to assist victims of cyber-crime.
For further analysis and healthcare-specific indicator sharing, please also share these indicators with the HHS Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (HCCIC) via email to HCCIC_RM@hhs.gov
The Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition (KCER) has requested that patients and facilities volunteer to complete KCER’s Program Needs Assessment questionnaire, to ascertain whether or not they’re likely to meet your needs in an emergency. There are three different questionnaires, one for HD patients including Home HD, one for PD patients home or in-center, and a third for dialysis facilities. For details and to respond, see http://www.kcercoalition.com/2017NeedsAssessment . Contact Jerome Bailey with any questions, at 813.865.3542 or JBailey@hsag.com .