Environmental Safety Department
Emergency Management Disaster Drills
Elliot's role within the community's emergency plan is coordinated with various agencies in accordance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This includes, but is not limited to departments of the municipality (City of Manchester), New Hampshire Office of Emergency Management, New Hampshire Department of Safety, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Manchester Airport Authority, Manchester American Red Cross, Manchester Fire Department, Manchester Community Health, area EMS services, New Hampshire Hospital Association and various other community agencies and care providers. This integration is achieved through establishing relationships, frequent communication related to Emergency Management and participation in collaborative planning groups. Elliot is frequently viewed as a leader in emergency management readiness due to our experience with mock drills. A minimum of two (2) planned drills is executed each year. At least one of these exercises is designed to test the EHS's ability to manage an influx of patients using mock "victims" to simulate patients. Actual events may be considered as an "exercise" to meet this requirement.
The Radiation Safety Program
The EHS is committed to a Radiation Safety Program designed to maintain radiation exposures As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) and to ensure the impact of this hospitals use of radioactive materials and radiation-producing devices on personnel and the environment is minimized.