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North Broward Hospital District
Disaster Preparedness Guide
Letter from the President/CEO
North Broward Hospital District
Letter from the Director of Emergency Preparedness
North Broward Hospital District
The Bird Flu
Citizen Guidance on the Homeland Security Alert System
Patients/Individuals with Special Health Needs
Your Business
Just for Kids
Important Telephone Numbers
Learn More About Preparedness
Volunteer Opportunities
Letter from the President/CEO
North Broward Hospital District
We are pleased to present the North Broward Hospital District Disaster Preparedness
Disasters disrupt thousands of lives each year. Recent hurricanes that have hit South
Florida have resulted in loss of lives and billions of dollars in property damage.
Devastating terrorist attacks such as those on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the
Sarin gas attack in Japan, the SARS outbreak in Canada, the emergence of the bird flu,
the anthrax attacks in the United States, and the London bombings prove that the threat of
terrorism is real and that no one is immune. These emergency situations emphasize the
need for everyone to be prepared.
The North Broward Hospital District is a leader in disaster preparedness. We are committed
to the health and safety of our District team and the community we serve.
This Guide is another product of the District’s diligent work to provide the public a sense of safety, readiness and
protection in unsettling times. Whether you are a physician, healthcare professional, patient, District employee,
or resident of Broward County, we hope that this information encourages you to take action and start planning for the
Wil Trower, President/CEO
North Broward Hospital District
Letter from the Director of Emergency Preparedness
North Broward Hospital District
The Department of Emergency Preparedness of the North Broward Hospital District is
responsible for coordinating all initiatives and activities related to emergency preparedness
in the event of disease outbreaks and natural or man-made disasters, including acts of
terrorism. The department addresses any and all potential and real threats through
planning, equipping, training and exercising. One of our main focuses is education.
The North Broward Hospital District Disaster Preparedness Guide was developed as an
educational resource to help individuals, families, physicians, patients, businesses and
the community-at-large prepare for disasters, including common such occurrences as
hurricanes and not-so-common events such as acts of terrorism.
We are working diligently to ensure that we are prepared to meet the healthcare needs
of our community in the event of any type of disaster. By applying what you learn in this
guide, you are doing your part to be ready if a disaster or emergency situation occurs.
Jeanne Eckes-Roper, Director, Emergency Preparedness
North Broward Hospital District
This Guide was developed by the Department of Emergency Preparedness of the
North Broward Hospital District. It contains practical advice to help you:
Prevent the likelihood of a disaster, where possible.
Prepare yourself, your family, and your business
in the event of a disaster.
Protect your family’s health and safety when
disaster occurs.
The recent hurricanes that made landfall in the United States, the threat of a
pandemic flu, such as the bird flu (H5N1), and the 9/11 terrorist attacks on
America are changing the world, and life, as we know it. Now, more than ever,
citizens must work with local agencies to identify and prevent threats to our
security and well-being and do their best to prepare for disasters or emergency
situations of any type. The threats of hurricanes, bird flu, and terrorism must be
addressed with the support of the community.
In the event of a disaster or emergency situation, preparedness is everyone’s
responsibility. However, preparedness cannot happen at the last minute. There are
several steps that you should take ahead of time to prepare for any type of potential
disaster, natural or man-made.
They include:
1. Stay informed
Knowing the types of disasters or emergency situations that may impact you and what
specific actions you must take before, during, and after those disasters or emergency
situations is an important part of being prepared and may make the difference when
seconds count.
2. Prepare a kit
Do not be caught off guard. Take the time to gather supplies necessary for you and your
family to survive any type of disaster.
3. Develop a plan
Also, take the time to develop a family plan and a business plan where applicable. Be
sure that everyone knows what to do, where to go, and how to communicate. Keep in
mind special needs and situations. Do not forget your pets.
4. Get involved
Be active in your community and support local police and fire departments and healthcare
facilities. Promote participation in the Domestic Security Task Force and Homeland
Security initiatives in your community. Collaborate with neighbors and city officials to
better secure our communities to help prevent terrorist attacks and prepare for
Taking these simple steps will help you and your family be better prepared for the
Knowing what to expect from a disaster or emergency situation is a key part of being
prepared. What follows are descriptions of several types of disasters or emergency
situations that we may face. Reading these descriptions and sharing them with your
friends and family will be a critical first step in becoming more prepared.
Severe weather includes floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, lightening,
extreme heat or cold, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides,
tsunamis, and wildfires.
A major severe weather threat in South Florida is a hurricane,
which usually brings storm surge, high winds, flooding, and
tornadoes. Being prepared and knowing what actions you
should take can reduce the effects of a hurricane.
A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone, a low pressure system
that generally forms in the tropics. The cyclone is accompanied
by thunderstorms, and in the Northern Hemisphere, a
counter-clockwise circulation of winds near the earth's surface.
Hurricanes are categorized according to the strength of their
winds. A Category 1 storm has the lowest wind speed, while a
Category 5 storm has the strongest.
A tear-out hurricane tracking chart is included on page 25 of
the Guide.
Useful Weather Terms
Tropical Wave: A cluster of clouds and thunderstorms without
significant circulation and generally moving from east to west
through the Tropics.
Tropical Depression: An organized system of clouds and
thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum
sustained winds of less than 38 MPH.
Tropical Storm: An organized system of strong thunderstorms
with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained
winds of 39 – 73 MPH.
Hurricane: An intense tropical weather system of strong
thunderstorms with a well-defined surface circulation and
maximum sustained winds of 74 MPH or higher.
Storm Surge: A dome of water pushed onshore by hurricane
and tropical storm winds. Storm surge can reach 25 feet high
and be 50–1000 miles wide.
Tornado: Tornadoes occur usually in severe thunderstorms
when wind changes direction and height, causing rotation.
Winds speeds range from 40 – 318 MPH.
Hurricane/Tropical Storm Watch: Hurricane/tropical storm
conditions are possible in the specified area, usually within 36
Hurricane/Tropical Storm Warning: Hurricane/tropical storm
conditions are expected in the specified area, usually within 24
Before Hurricane Season
Hurricane season begins on June 1st and ends on November
30th. It is a good idea to prepare before a hurricane threatens
your area. Taking the following measures before hurricane
season will help avoid a lot of hassle in the event of a strike:
• Check that your emergency equipment works.
• Begin saving cash, even if you set aside $5 a paycheck.
• Have necessary materials to secure your home properly
(e.g., shutters, plywood, screws, screwdriver).
• Trim trees and shrubbery.
• Update insurance policies.
• Set aside empty plastic soda containers to store water.
• Ensure that your “Emergency Supply Kit” is well-stocked.
• If you know that you may have to work after the storm, make
plans for the care of your children in the event of
school closure.
• Update your family plan.
Evacuation Plans
Think ahead when it comes to an evacuation plan. If your area
is typically an evacuation zone, make arrangements in
advance. Leave early and follow evacuation advice carefully. If
you have no other option, go to a Red Cross Evacuation Center.
All mobile home residents must evacuate for any hurricane. All
other residents should call their local Emergency Management
Office or stay tuned to local news stations to determine whether
they reside in an evacuation zone.
If you need assistance evacuating, contact the county
Emergency Management Office to pre-register for a Special
Needs Evacuation Center. You must register in advance. If a
member of your household is bedridden and requires constant
medical care, or has an electric life support system within the
home, call your nearby Emergency Management Office for
special instructions. Do not wait until the storm approaches.
Your county Emergency Management Office’s number can be
found in the Important Telephone Numbers section on page 22
of this Guide.
A tear-out, Broward County Hurricane Evacuation Map is
included on page 26 of this Guide.
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
Scale Number
Sustained Winds (MPH)
More than 155
Damage to Expect
Minimal: Unanchored mobile homes,
vegetation and signs.
4-5 feet
Moderate: All mobile homes, roofs,
small crafts, flooding.
6-8 feet
Extensive: Small buildings, low-lying
roads cut off.
9-12 feet
Extreme: Roofs destroyed, trees
down, roads cut off, mobile homes
destroyed. Beach homes flooded.
13-18 feet
Catastrophic: Most buildings
destroyed. Vegetation destroyed. Major
roads cut off. Homes flooded.
Greater than 18 feet
When a Hurricane Threatens
When a hurricane watch is announced, continue to listen closely
to local radio or television and take these steps to prepare:
Stock up on food, water, and medicine
• Have at least a one-week supply of non-perishable foods,
baby food/supplies, medicines and other essential supplies.
• Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest settings and
open doors only when absolutely necessary. This allows
these appliances to maintain food-preserving temperatures
up to two days without electricity.
• Prepare an emergency water supply ahead of time. One
gallon, per person, per day is recommended. Sterilize
bathtubs and containers by scrubbing thoroughly, sponging
with bleach, and rinsing well. Fill sterilized bathtubs, jugs,
bottles, and other containers with water to use for sanitary
Protect your property
• Latch shutters or install plywood over all windows and glass
• Ensure that all windows are closed during the storm. Leaving
even one open is a target for flying debris.
• Bring objects inside that can blow away.
• Anchor down any objects that can not be brought inside.
• Store valuables and documents in waterproof containers.
• Fill your vehicle’s gas tank ahead of time.
• Do not drain your swimming pool. Turn off electricity to pool
equipment and add extra chlorine.
• Secure your boat
• Store small crafts/trailers inside.
• Large boat owners should make advance preparations for the
safe harbor of boats.
• If it must be left outside, attach the trailer tongue to something
firm in the ground, let the air out of the tires and make sure
the boat is secured to the trailer.
• Remember, if you are asked to evacuate, do so
Storm Surge
During a Hurricane
• Stay indoors. An interior room is usually safest.
• Keep a battery powered radio or television with you.
• Keep a flashlight nearby to use in case the electricity goes out.
• If the eye (center) of the hurricane passes through your area,
do not go outside. Wind and rain may stop for a short period
of time, but the wind will suddenly pick up again from the
opposite direction and possibly with even greater force.
After a Hurricane
• Remain indoors until the official “all clear” is given.
• Continue to listen to updates on local radio or television.
• Beware of low-hanging or fallen power lines. Stay clear of
puddles with fallen power lines in or near them. Keep away
from trees or other objects in contact with power lines.
• Use phones only for emergencies. Call 911 only for
life-threatening situations.
• Water supplies may be contaminated so listen for a
boil-water order.
• Be extremely careful to avoid injuries after the storm.
Use equipment cautiously when cutting fallen trees.
• Avoid the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Never use
generators, grills, camp stoves, or other gasoline, propane,
natural gas, or charcoal-burning devices inside your home,
or close to open windows where the fumes may enter your
What Everyone Should Know about the Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
A growing number of bird flu cases are turning up among bird populations around the world. While the bird flu has yet to have a
large scale impact on human lives, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Center for Disease Control
(CDC) warns that it is not a matter of if we will be affected, but when. The first step you can take is to educate yourself and stay
informed. What follows are questions and answers that will help you take this first step:
What is the bird flu?
The bird flu is an infection caused by the (H5N1) virus. This bird flu
virus occurs naturally among birds. Wild birds worldwide carry the
virus in their intestines, but usually do not get sick from it. However,
avian influenza is very contagious among birds and can make
some domesticated birds, including chickens, ducks, and turkeys,
very sick and kill them.
How do people become infected with bird flu viruses?
Most cases of the bird flu infection in humans have resulted from
direct or close contact with infected poultry (e.g., domesticated
chicken, ducks, and turkeys) or surfaces contaminated with
secretions and excretions from infected birds. The spread of bird
flu viruses from an ill person to another person has been reported
very rarely.
How does the bird flu virus differ from seasonal flu viruses that
infect humans?
Of the few bird flu viruses that have crossed the species barrier to
infect humans, the most recent virus that you are hearing about in
the news has caused the largest number of reported cases of
severe disease and death in humans. In Asia, more than half of
the people infected with the virus have died. Most cases have
occurred in previously healthy children and young adults.
However, it is possible that the only cases currently being reported
are those in the most severely ill people and that the full range of
illness caused by the current bird flu virus has not yet been
What are the symptoms of the bird flu in humans?
Symptoms of the bird flu in humans have ranged from typical
human flu-like symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, sore throat, and
muscle aches) to eye infections, pneumonia, severe respiratory
diseases (such as acute respiratory distress syndrome), and other
severe and life-threatening complications. The symptoms of the
bird flu may depend on type of virus causing the infection.
Unlike seasonal influenza, in which infection usually causes only
mild respiratory symptoms in most people, bird flu infection may
follow an unusually aggressive clinical course, with rapid
deterioration and high fatality.
How does the bird flu spread among birds?
Infected birds shed influenza virus in their saliva, nasal secretions, and
feces. Susceptible birds become infected when they have contact
with contaminated excretions or with surfaces that are
contaminated with excretions or secretions. Domesticated birds
may become infected with avian influenza virus through
direct contact with infected waterfowl or other infected poultry or
through contact with surfaces (such as dirt or cages) or
materials (such as water or feed) that have been contaminated
with the virus.
Do bird flu viruses infect humans?
Bird flu viruses do not usually infect humans, but more than 100
confirmed cases of human infection with bird flu viruses have
occurred since 1997. The World Health Organization (WHO)
provides updates which can be found at:
What would make the bird flu a ‘pandemic flu’?
A ‘pandemic flu’ is defined as a global outbreak of disease that
occurs when a new virus appears in the human population and
then spreads easily from person to person. Three conditions must
be met for a pandemic to start: 1) a new virus subtype must
emerge; 2) it must infect humans and cause serious
illness; and 3) it must spread easily and continue without
interruption among humans. The current bird flu meets the first two
conditions: it is a new virus for humans and it has infected
How is bird flu detected in humans?
A laboratory test is needed to confirm bird flu in humans.
How is bird flu in humans treated?
Studies conducted in laboratories suggest that the prescription
medicines approved for human flu viruses should work in treating bird
infection in humans. However, flu viruses can become resistant to
these drugs, so these medications may not always work.
Additional studies are needed to determine the effectiveness
of these medicines.
Does a seasonal flu vaccine protect me from the bird flu?
No. Seasonal flu vaccines do not provide protection against the
bird flu.
Should I wear a surgical mask to prevent exposure to the bird
Currently, wearing a mask is not recommended for routine use
(e.g., in public) for preventing bird flu virus exposure.
Can I get the bird flu from eating or preparing poultry or eggs?
No. There currently is no scientific evidence that people have been
infected with bird flu by eating safely handled and properly cooked
poultry or eggs. Most cases of bird flu in humans have resulted
from direct or close contact with infected poultry or surfaces
contaminated with secretions and excretions from infected birds.
Even if poultry and eggs were to be contaminated with the virus,
proper cooking would kill it. In fact, recent studies have shown that
the cooking methods that are already recommended by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) for poultry and eggs to prevent other
infections will destroy influenza viruses as well.
So to stay safe, the advice is the same for protecting against any
infection from poultry:
• Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20
seconds before and after handling raw poultry and eggs.
• Clean cutting boards and other utensils with soap and hot water
to keep raw poultry from contaminating other foods.
• Use a food thermometer to make sure you cook poultry to a
temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
• Cook eggs until whites and yolks are firm.
The U.S. government carefully controls domestic and imported
food products, and in 2004 issued a ban on importation of poultry
from countries affected by bird flu viruses, including the H5N1
strain. This ban is still in place.
What can I do to help reduce the risk of infection from wild
birds in the United States?
As a general rule, the public should observe wildlife, including
wild birds, from a distance. This protects you from possible
exposure to pathogens and minimizes disturbance to the animal.
Avoid touching wildlife. If there is contact with wildlife do not rub
eyes, eat, drink, or smoke before washing hands with soap and
water. Do not pick up diseased or dead wildlife. Contact the
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DOACS) for
issues related to poultry flocks or the Fish and Wildlife
Conservation (FWC) Commission for issues relating to wild birds.
Is there a vaccine to protect humans from the bird flu virus?
There currently is no commercially available vaccine to protect
humans against the bird flu virus that is currently being detected in
Asia and Europe. However, vaccine development efforts are
taking place. Research studies to test a vaccine that will
protect humans against the current bird flu virus began in April
2005, and a series of clinical trials are under way. For more
information about the avian influenza vaccine development
process, visit the National Institute of Health’s website:
Does CDC recommend travel restrictions to areas with
known bird flu outbreaks?
CDC does not recommend any travel restrictions to affected
countries at this time. However, CDC currently advises that
travelers to countries with known outbreaks of avian influenza
avoid poultry farms, contact with animals in live food markets, and
any surfaces that appear to be contaminated with feces from
poultry or other animals. For more information, visit CDC’s
website at:
Can domestic cats be infected with bird flu viruses?
While domestic cats are not usually susceptible to the current
strain of H5N1 virus, it is known that they can become infected
and die with certain strains of H5N1 viruses and, in a
laboratory/research setting can spread the virus to other cats. It is
not known whether domestic cats can spread the virus to other
domestic cats under natural conditions. Currently, all cases of
H5N1 infection in domestic cats have been associated with H5N1
outbreaks among domestic poultry or wild birds and are thought
to have occurred by the cat eating raw infected birds. There is no
evidence to date that cats can spread the virus to humans.
What is the current risk that a dog in the United States will
become infected with bird flu?
As long as there is no bird flu in the United States, there is no risk
of a U.S. dog becoming infected with this disease. The virus
currently circulating in Asia, Europe, and Africa has not yet
entered the United States. CDC is working closely with domestic
and international partners to continually monitor this situation and
will provide additional information to the public as it becomes
Can a person become infected with the bird flu virus by
cleaning a bird feeder?
There is no evidence of the bird flu having caused disease in
birds or people in the United States. Currently, the risk of
becoming infected with the virus from bird feeders is low.
Generally, perching birds are the type of birds commonly at
feeders. While there are documented cases of bird flu causing
death in such birds (e.g., house sparrow, Eurasian tree-sparrow,
house finch), most of the wild birds that are traditionally
associated with bird flu viruses are waterfowl and shore birds.
What is the North Broward Hospital District doing to
prepare for a potential pandemic caused by the bird flu?
North Broward Hospital District (NBHD) serves as the healthcare
“safety net” provider for the northern two-thirds of Broward
County ensuring that those who need healthcare receive it,
regardless of their ability to pay. The NBHD’s medical centers
(Broward General Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s
Hospital, Coral Springs Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical
Center, and North Broward Medical Center) and over 30
ambulatory sites and physician practices are ready to respond to
pandemic flu in our community. Initiatives taken by NBHD include:
• Continually monitoring WHO and CDC websites for
up-to-date information and communicating pertinent
information to District staff, medical staff, patients,
visitors, and the community at large;
• Participating in state and local planning efforts;
• Developing an organizational Pandemic Preparedness Plan;
• Obtaining necessary supplies to care for an increased
number of patients; and
• Partnering with state and local agencies as well as local
businesses to ensure a united response in the event of a
What can I do now to protect myself, my family and my
Spread the word, not the germs!
The following simple recommendations should be practiced by
everyone at all times in order to protect you, your family and the
community from any type of illness:
• Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who
are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others
to protect them from getting sick too.
• Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from
work, school, and errands when you are sick.
• Cover your mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose
with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
• Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help
protect you and others from germs.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are
often spread when a person touches something that is
contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes,
nose, or mouth.
The information provided on pages 7 and 8 of the Guide was retrieved
from CDC on May 30, 2006, but is subject to change as the bird flu
virus evolves. Visit for the most
current information.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides helpful information on
terrorism ( Terrorism is the use of force or violence against
persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for
purposes of intimidation, coercion, or ransom.
Terrorists often use threats to:
• Create fear among the public.
• Try to convince citizens that their government is powerless to prevent
• Get immediate publicity for their causes.
Acts of terrorism include threats of terrorism; assassinations; kidnappings;
hijackings; bomb scares and bombings; cyber attacks (computer-based); and
the use of chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological weapons. High-risk
targets for acts of terrorism include military and civilian government facilities,
international airports, large cities, and high-profile landmarks. Terrorists might
also target large public gatherings, water and food supplies, utilities, and
corporate centers.
If you find yourself within the immediate area of a terrorist event, rely on police,
fire, and other officials for instructions. Steps you may take to protect yourself
Steps you may take to protect yourself include:
• Be aware of your surroundings.
• Move or leave if you feel uncomfortable or if something does not seem right.
• Take precautions when traveling. Be aware of suspicious or unusual
behavior. Do not accept packages from strangers. Do not leave luggage
unattended. You should promptly report unusual behavior, suspicious or
unattended packages, and strange devices to the police or security
• Learn where emergency exits are located in buildings you frequent. Plan how
to get out in the event of an emergency.
• Be prepared to do without services you normally depend on – electricity,
telephone, natural gas, gasoline pumps, cash registers, ATMs, and Internet
• Work with building owners to ensure the following items are located on each
floor of the building:
o Portable, battery-operated radio and extra batteries.
o Several flashlights and extra batteries.
o First aid kit and manual.
o Hard hats and dust masks.
o Fluorescent tape to rope off dangerous areas.
The United States Homeland Security Alert System*
Low Risk
• Develop a family emergency plan. Share it with family and friends, and
practice the plan.
• Create an emergency supply kit for your household.
• Be informed. Visit or obtain a copy of “Preparing Makes Sense,
Get Ready Now” by calling 1-800-BE-READY.
• Know how to shelter-in-place and how to turn off utilities (e.g., power, gas,
and water) to your home.
• Examine volunteer opportunities in your community, such as Citizen Corps,
Volunteers in Police Service, Neighborhood Watch, or others and donate your time.
• Consider completing an American Red Cross first aid or CPR course, or
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course.
Guarded Risk
• Complete all recommended steps above.
• Review stored disaster supplies and replace items that are outdated.
• Be alert to suspicious activity and report it to proper authorities.
Elevated Risk
High Risk
• Complete all recommended steps above.
• Exercise caution when traveling; pay attention to any travel advisories.
• Review your family emergency plans and make sure all family members know
what to do.
• Be patient. Expect some delays, baggage searches, and restrictions at public
• Check on neighbors or others that might need assistance in an emergency.
Severe Risk
Complete all recommended steps above.
Ensure disaster supply kit is stocked and ready.
Check telephone numbers in family emergency plan and update as necessary.
Develop alternate routes to/from work or school and practice them.
Continue to be alert for suspicious activity and report it to the authorities.
Complete all recommended steps above.
Listen to local emergency management officials.
Stay tuned to TV or radio for current information or instructions.
Be prepared to shelter in place or evacuate, as instructed.
Expect traffic delays and restrictions.
Provide volunteer services only as requested.
Contact your local school/business to determine status of work day.
*Developed with input from the American Red Cross.
The basics of survival are clean air, water, food, and protection from the elements.
Think first about these basics as you begin gathering your supplies. Also consider
special needs or situations. What follows are suggestions that you can
follow when putting your emergency supply kit together:
Clean Air
Protection from Elements
Terrorist attacks could involve microscopic (tiny) particles
or fine debris that, when sent into the air, can cause lung
damage. Biological agents may release germs that can
make you sick if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Be
prepared to make a barrier between yourself and any
contaminated materials. While you can always improvise
and use your hand to protect your nose, mouth, eyes and
cuts in your skin, other items that can be used as barriers
• Face masks or dense weave cotton material snugly
against your nose and mouth (Just be sure to
breathe through the material not around it.)
• Heavy plastic garbage bags or plastic sheeting
• Duct tape
After a disaster, the power may be out for an
undetermined amount of time, so prepare your supply
kit with this in mind. Items to consider packing include:
• One complete change of warm clothing
• Jacket or coat
• Long sleeve shirt
• Sturdy shoes
• Hat and gloves
• Sleeping bag or blanket for each person
• Rain poncho
• Sunscreen
• Insect repellant
Keep in mind, as you shop for water, that you need a
minimum of one gallon of water per person per day, for
drinking and sanitation. Nursing mothers, children, elderly,
and sick people may need more water. Water must be
stored in clean, air tight containers and a minimum of a
seven day supply of water per person should be kept on
Store at least a seven-day supply of non-perishable foods
for all persons in the home. Select foods that require no
refrigeration, preparation, or cooking and little or no water.
While you cannot be too particular during a crisis situation, try
to pack foods that your family will actually eat and do not
forget a manual can opener, paper plates, and eating
utensils. Some ideas for food include:
• Ready to eat meals – canned meats, fruits
and vegetables
• Dry cereals, granola, breakfast bars, dried fruit
• Crackers, nuts, peanut butter
• Canned juices, non-perishable pasteurized milk
• High energy foods
• Comfort / stress foods
• Food for infants
In addition to the basics of survival, there are several
other types of items that should be included in your
emergency supply kit, including:
First Aid
Minor injuries are likely during a disaster or emergency
situation. A first aid kit is essential in being prepared for
any type of incident.
• Sterile gloves
• Sterile dressings to stop bleeding
• Cleansing agent (soap and antibiotic towelettes
to disinfect)
• Antibiotic ointment and/or burn ointment to prevent
• Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes
• Eyewash solution
• Thermometer
• Scissors, tweezers
• Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
• Prescription medications – have a month’s
supply on hand at all times
• Non-prescription drugs
o Aspirin, Tylenol, or Motrin
o Anti-diarrhea medication
o Antacid
o Syrup of Ipecac, activated charcoal
o Laxatives
Miscellaneous Items
• Emergency reference materials such as a first aid manual
• Mess kits, paper goods, plastic utensils, cups
• Cash or traveler’s checks
• Non-electronic can opener
• Utility knife
• Fire extinguisher - small ABC type
• Matches in a waterproof container
• Paper, pen, pencil
• Signal flares
• Scissors
• Flashlight with extra batteries
• Wrench to shut off household gas and water
• Battery operated radio and extra batteries
• A non-cordless phone that does not require electricity
• Map of the area for evacuation or for locating shelters
• A whistle to signal for help
Important Family Documents
Keep family records such as insurance policies, identification
and bank account information in a waterproof container.
Read more about what should be included in the Finances
section on page 13 of the Guide.
• Toilet paper, towelettes
• Feminine products
• Plastic garbage bags and ties for personal sanitation use
• Plastic bucket with a lid
• Disinfectant, household bleach
Special Needs
In preparing your emergency supply kit, always consider
your family members’ special needs, particularly infants,
children, and senior citizens.
Infants / baby
Formula, bottles, powdered milk
Diaper rash ointment
Moist towelettes
Denture needs
Contact lenses and supplies
Extra eyeglasses
Senior Citizens
• Plan how to signal for help.
• Tell others where your emergency supplies are located.
• Medications
• Personal equipment (e.g., wheelchairs, walkers, canes)
Remember to label the equipment with your name and
contact information
Plan in advance how you and your family will communicate, where you and your family
will go in the event of an emergency, and what information or documentation you and
your family might need. Think of those places that the family is most likely to travel.
If you own a business, do not forget to address this in your planning initiatives. Use
common sense when developing the plan.
You and your family may not be together when a disaster strikes. Be prepared for a variety of situations.
• Stay informed – listen to your local news source for up to date information
• Identify a central and an alternate meeting place.
• Identify an emergency contact person. Use an out-of-town contact if possible as local telephone lines may not be
• Plan that you may not be able to rely on your cellular phone service either.
• Program ICE - This new initiative encourages people to enter the acronym ICE – “In Case of Emergency” – into their
cellular phone book, along with the name and number of someone who should be contacted by the police or ambulance
service in an emergency.
• Familiarize yourself with the evacuation plans of your work, schools, and daycare that you may utilize.
Plan places where your family can meet, both inside and outside your community.
• Keep a minimum of a half full tank of gas at all times.
• Be familiar with alternate routes in the event of road closures.
• Plan for the care of pets. Pets should not be left behind. Refer to the Pet Safety section of the Guide for additional
• Ask about the site specific emergency plans for schools, daycares, workplace and apartment buildings.
Beyond stocking up on supplies and developing family plans, ensure that your important papers are secure and that you
have sufficient amounts of cash on hand to live on. Below is a checklist of important legal and financial documents that you
should have available in a waterproof container in the event of a disaster of any type:
Statements from all financial accounts and credit/debit cards. These documents will include the name of
the financial institution, the name of the account holder, the account number, and contact telephone
Proof of your income sources in the event that the disaster interrupts your income. This information will be
necessary in the event that you have to file for financial assistance post-disaster.
Records of financial obligations (e.g., leases, proof of utility payments, loans, car payments, etc.).
Updated copies of your insurance policies. Routinely call the claims numbers to verify that you have the
most current version of your policy. Also, review your coverage to ensure that they are still adequate for
your current circumstances.
Health insurance identification cards.
A living will. Plan ahead and discuss your options with your primary health care provider.
Identification records for your children (e.g., dental records, child identity cards with fingerprints, recent
photographs, and DNA swabs)
If you are a veteran, obtain copies of your Military DD214. Copies can be obtained by contacting the U.S.
National Archives & Records Administrations at 1-86-NARA-NARA or by accessing Veterans Records
online at
Copies of birth, death, marriage, divorce, and adoption certificates. These can be obtained from your state health or
social services administrations for a nominal fee.
Social security card.
A copy of your passport.
Naturalization documents for individuals not born in the United States.
A copy of your will. An uncomplicated will used to give all assets equally to one or more heirs can generally be
obtained for less than $10. Most financial planners can assist you with this. Otherwise, you can contact the local
legal aid office.
Proof of power of attorney. This is a legal document that authorizes another individual to act on your behalf.
A copy of your mortgage or deed of trust. Proof of your home ownership may be required to receive federal disaster
assistance. Contact your lender to obtain a copy if necessary.
A copy of your vehicle title or registration form. Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain a copy if
Tax returns from the previous year. These may be necessary to verify qualification for income-based assistance.
While this may seem like a lot of information to get together, having it readily available will undoubtedly save you a lot of
hassle in the wake of a disaster. Take the extra time, be smart and be ready. To help you in gathering this information,
visit where you can download a template of Citizen Corp’s Emergency Financial
First Aid Kit.
Preparing your pet for an emergency is essential. Early in the storm season, check with the Humane Society or Animal Shelters about
their individual hurricane policies. If you evacuate, you need to take your pet with you or find a secure place for him/her to board. Below
are items that should be included in your pet emergency kit:
o A secure, unbreakable, covered carrier for each animal. Clearly mark your name, address, and phone number on the carrier.
The carrier should be large enough that your pet can completely turn around.
o Leashes and harnesses that are strong and secure around your pet. Keep your pet on a leash at all times so that your pet cannot
wander off and hurt themselves or others. Fasten current rabies tags and address information on your pet's collar.
o Food and water bowls. Food should be in plastic containers so that water can't get in. There should be enough food and water
to last your pet for at least two weeks. Include feeding instructions. For canned food, be sure to bring a manual can opener.
o Health records. Before hurricane season begins, make sure your pet has current immunizations and records handy for
o Current photo of pet. Bring photos of you and your pet together to show proof of ownership in the event that you become
Hamsters and birds can be transported in their normal cases, but avoid glass enclosures. Bring any supplies and food they need, along
with feeding instructions. If you are absolutely unable to take your pet with you, set it free. Pets might drown if left chained. They have a
better chance to get to higher ground on their own, despite risks like water contamination, starvation, exposure, and predators. But
remember, the safest place for your pet(s) is with you.
Pet Shelters
If you must evacuate and plan on seeking shelter at a hotel, check out for a list of hotels that allow pets.
If, for one reason or another, you cannot have your pet with you during the hurricane, refer to the list below for privately owned
kennels or veterinarians who may be willing to shelter your pet:
Hollywood Animal Hospital
2864 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL 33020
Capacity: 100
No shots in required emergency
Tamarac Animal Hospital
5050 N. State Road 7
Tamarac, FL 33319
Capacity: 50
All shots required
Reservations needed
Andrews Animal Hospital
3240 S. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Capacity: 50
All shots required
Waiting list
Davie Vet Clinic
6511 SW 45th Street
Davie, FL 33314
Capacity: 32
All shots required
Pembroke Lakes Animal Hospital
11210 S. Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
Capacity: 33
Some shots required
Academy Animal Hospital
4211 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Capacity: 100
No shots required
Sunset Animal Hospital
10043 Sunset Strip
Sunrise, FL 33322
Capacity: 20
All shots required
Hillwood Animal Hospital
4749 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL 33021
Capacity: 50
All shots required
Clients only
Lakeside Animal Hospital
9601 W. Broward Boulevard
Plantation, FL 33324
Capacity: Unknown
No animals except those that cannot be
moved in an emergency
Sunrise Animal Hospital
1190 NW 61st Avenue
Sunrise, FL 33313
Capacity: 20
No shots required
Clients only
Animal Hospital of Coconut Creek
6730 N State Road 7
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Capacity: 35
Some shots required
Waiting list
Seiler Animal Hospital
2650 NE 57 Street
Fort Lauderdale. FL 33308
Capacity: 40
All shots required
Doesn’t board
Animal Medical Hospital
400 SE 29th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Capacity: 107
All shots required
Pineview Animal Hospital
8736 W. Commercial Boulevard
Lauderhill, FL 33351
Capacity: 30
All shots required
Clients first
Welleby Vet Medical Center
10008 W. Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise, FL 33351
Capacity: 70
Some shots required
Animal Medical Center
6840 W. Commercial Boulevard
Lauderhill, FL 33319
Capacity: 30
All shots required
Wiles Road Animal Hospital
8008 Wiles Road
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Capacity: 60
All shots required
Boulevard Animal Hospital
6590 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL 33024
Capacity: 70
All shots required
Shank Animal Hospital
3225 N. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Capacity: 100
All shots required
Proof if not a client
University Animal Clinic
2410 University Drive
Sunrise, FL 33322
Capacity: 30
All shots required
Proof if not a client
Acacia Animal Clinic
4771 N. Federal Highway
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Capacity: 35
All shots required
Waiting list
Oakland Park Animal Hospital
2200 W. Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Capacity: 100
All shots required
Pet Health Center
9111 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Capacity: 13
All shots required
VCA Rock Creek Animal Hospital
10721 Stirling Road
Cooper City, FL 33328
Capacity: 6
Emergency animals only
Employee animals priority
Happy Animal Hospital
4255 Pine Island Road
Sunrise, FL 33351
Capacity: 10
All shots required
Clients only
Sheridan Animal Clinic
625 E. Sheridan Street
Dania, FL 33004 954-920-3676
Capacity: 20
All shots required
Waiting list
A Best Friend Animal Clinic
5907 Lake Shore Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Capacity: 40
All shots required
Cypress Wood Animal Hospital
10452 W. Atlantic Boulevard
Coral Springs, FL 33071
Capacity: 50
All shots required
Deer Run Animal Hospital
3360 W. Hillsboro Boulevard
Deerfield, FL 33441
Capacity: 15
All shots required
Animal Medical Center
9410 Stirling Road
Cooper City, FL 33024
Capacity: 85
Waiting list
West Hollywood Animal Hospital
2621 S. State Road 7
Hollywood, FL 33021
Capacity: 50
All shots required
Plantation Animal Hospital
50 N. University Drive
Plantation, FL 33324
Capacity: 120
All shots required
Waiting list
River Run Animal Clinic
9981 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33023
Capacity: 48
All shots required
Clients first priority
The Animal Medical Center Of
521 N. Federal Highway
Hollywood, FL 33020
Capacity: 30
All shots required
Clients first priority
Animal Hospital of University Drive
2585 N. University Drive
Sunrise, FL 33322
Capacity: 60
All shots required
Nova Animal Hospital
4220 S. University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
Capacity: Unknown
All shots required
Clients only
Quality Care Animal Hospital
7970 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33023
Capacity: 30
All shots required
Clients first priority
Imperial Point Animal Hospital
540 S. Federal Highway
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Capacity: 100
Shots required
Your pet after the storm
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and animal control experts suggest the following
ways to help your pet adjust after the storm:
• Walk your pets on a leash around your home until they become re-oriented. Sometimes familiar scents have
changed and pets can become confused and lost.
• Beware of downed power lines and debris that can pose as threats for pets’ safety after a hurricane.
• Keep a close eye on your pet; pets can become aggressive or defensive after a disaster.
• Do not allow your pet to eat or drink anything you think may be contaminated.
Are you prepared to manage your health and medical needs in the event a hurricane strikes Broward County this year? The North
Broward Hospital District Department of Emergency Preparedness encourages all patients to develop a medical hurricane
preparedness plan.
Remember that, during a hurricane…
• Pharmacies will begin closing 24 hours prior to landfall.
• There may be widespread loss of power throughout the
county for up to two weeks.
• Most dialysis centers do not have generator backup power.
• Many physician offices may be closed due to damage or
lack of power.
• Medical supply vendors will stop delivering supplies,
including oxygen cylinders, prior to threatening weather.
• Ambulance services will stop responding once conditions
outside become threatening (45 mph winds).
Keep these points in mind and ensure that you have back-up
plans in place if a hurricane strikes your area.
Talk to Your Physician
Prior to hurricane season, talk to your doctor about your
concerns. Some medical conditions require special provisions
to avoid complications that can be brought on by severe
weather. Examples include:
• Bedridden or immobile patients – should ensure that
their caregivers will stay with them throughout the storm.
• Oxygen dependent patients – backup electrical power will
be needed. Also ask your vendor what their plan is to
replenish your oxygen supply after the storm.
• Insulin dependent patients – backup electrical power to
keep insulin refrigerated will be needed.
• Medication dependent patients – must have at least a one
month supply of medication in the event pharmacies and
physician offices are closed for an extended period of time
after the storm.
• Dialysis patients – will need to schedule dialysis just prior to
the storm and pre-schedule an appointment for after the
• Pregnant women – high risk or 36 weeks or beyond should
consult with their physician regarding whether or not to
shelter at a hospital. Pregnant women can seek shelter at
a hospital during a hurricane. A physician referral is
Where to Stay During a Storm
Based on patients’ medical needs, they should plan ahead
and make arrangements for where they will stay during a
hurricane. If constant electrical power is a necessity (e.g., for
oxygen-dependent patients), patients should choose a place
with backup power from a generator. Examples of places
where patients can stay include:
• Out of Town – this is probably the best option so that you
can avoid being placed in a situation in which your medical
needs could be complicated by the destruction of a
• At Home – if you do not live in an evacuation zone, a
properly secured home is a good place to stay.
• Family or Friends – if you have to evacuate your home,
staying with family or friends in their secured home is a
good option.
• Hotel – a properly secured hotel outside of the evacuation
zone is another option.
• Red Cross Shelter – should only be considered as a last
resort as these are not designed for patients with special
medical needs.
• County Special Care Unit – only for patients with special
medical needs. Patients must pre-register. The number of
your local special needs shelter is included in the Important
Telephone Numbers section on page 22 of the Guide.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Hospitals are NOT options for general
sheltering during a hurricane. Hospitals will continue to accept
emergency and trauma patients and are reserved to treat life
threatening situations. Hospitals are not able to dispense
medication to the public. Also, keep in mind that physician
offices will be closing prior to the storm’s arrival. Make sure that
all refills on prescriptions and medical supplies are up-to-date
and that a one month supply is on hand. Understand your
physician’s on-call policy in the event the office does not open
following a storm.
Checklist of important items to have or bring with
you wherever you stay
List of current medications
One month supply of medications
Copies of prescriptions of current medications
Documentation of specific medical information
Medical equipment and name and contact
information for your equipment and supply vendor
(e.g., oxygen equipment and diabetic supplies)
Standing orders for routine medical care that you
require (e.g., dialysis)
Canes, wheelchairs and walkers
Personal hygiene items (e.g., deodorant, tooth
brush, toothpaste, washcloth, towel, soap, etc.)
List of important phone numbers (e.g., doctors,
out-of-town relatives who you may wish to contact)
Caregiver if not independent
Pillows, blankets, etc. for sleeping
Extra clothing
Extra batteries
Cell phone
Non-perishable foods for snacks
The National Fire and Protection Agency ( NFPA) estimates that 43% of businesses never
re-open after a disaster. Another 29% may close within three years of a disaster occurring.
Clearly, being prepared for a disaster is critical to the ongoing success of your business.
This section provides guidelines for compiling a disaster plan for your business.
Prioritize your Efforts
• You must be most prepared for disasters or emergencies that (1) are most likely to
happen and (2) will have the greatest impact on your business. In other words, your
approach to preparing a business disaster plan must be risk-based.
• Risks occur in the form of human, technical, or natural disasters. With this in
mind, develop your plans based on those risks that pose as the greatest threats to
your business. The Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM)
offers a comprehensive list of hazards that might occur in Florida at
Prepare your Office
• Keep an updated master inventory list.
• Make arrangements for an alternate site to maintain an office after the disaster. You
may want to consider forming alliances with neighboring businesses similar to yours
so that you can share office space in the event that one of your sites is inaccessible.
• Unplug electrical equipment, move equipment away from windows, off the floor
(where possible), and cover with plastic sheeting.
• Clear desktops and table surfaces.
• Place all valuable items at least two feet above the floor.
• Arrange for programmable call forwarding for your main business lines.
• In the event that you are unable to get to your business quickly after a disaster, leave
a copy of your keys and alarm code with a trusted employee who lives closer.
Check your Insurance
• Photograph all valuable assets and property and maintain those photographs in a secure,
dry place.
• Ensure adequate insurance coverage is in place.
• Consult with your insurance agent about special precautions to take for disasters that may
directly impact your business. Protect valuable property and equipment with special
insurance riders. Explore business continuity insurance options. (NOTE: Having an
effective business continuity plan in place may even help reduce your rates. Ask your
agent for details)
Secure your Equipment
• Consider ways that you can run your business if your office is without power.
• Determine your needs for backup systems (needs may vary depending on event):
o Portable pumps to remove flood water
o Battery-powered emergency lighting
o Alternate power sources such as generators
o Fire alarms and extinguishing equipment
• Use surge protectors and battery backup systems. They will add protection for sensitive
equipment and help prevent a computer crash if the power goes out.
• Purchase a NOAA Weather Radio with a tone alert feature. Keep it on when the warning
signal sounds, listen for information about possible weather and protective actions to take.
• Stock a minimum supply of goods, materials and equipment you would need for business
• Where feasible, store essential equipment off site.
• Keep emergency supplies handy, including – flashlights with extra batteries, first aid kit,
tools, food and water for employees and customers to use during a period of unexpected
confinement at your business.
Identify your Critical Vendors
• Identify vendors who are critical to your business’s operations and determine whether they have disaster plans
in place. (NOTE: This may be something you want to consider adding to your contractual agreements).
• Solidify relationships with your critical vendors. They will be much more inclined to help someone out at 2AM
in the middle of a storm if they have built a relationship with you.
• Establish alternate resources in the event your suppliers and vendors are unable to meet your needs. For
health care organizations, the Broward County Medical Association may be a valuable resource in securing
assistance after a disaster.
Back-up your Critical Data
Back up computer data frequently throughout the business day. Maintain a backup tape off site.
Periodically test the effectiveness of the backed-up data by attempting to retrieve it.
Seal paper documents in plastic bags and store them at least 2 feet off the floor.
Identify essential files (with a red dot) that need to be moved if a disaster occurs.
Organize your Finances
Provide authorization for necessary expenses.
Arrange access to checkbook and petty cash.
Include provisions for staff affected by disaster.
Explore all options for fund recovery after a disaster including loans, savings, assets, or funds from local
and/or federal government.
Communicate Effectively
• Prepare a list of all personnel with home phone numbers and addresses.
• Create a key contact list.
• Develop a comprehensive communication plan to keep in touch with employees, customers, vendors, and
others during and after a disaster.
• Ensure that each of your employees are aware of their roles and responsibilities in the event of a disaster
(e.g., calling in for updates, reporting to a specific location when an “all clear” is announced).
Protect your Staff
• Establish facility shutdown, warning, and evacuation procedures. Make plans for assisting employees who may
need transportation.
• Identify key staff positions and the responsibilities they assume in the event of a disaster.
• Encourage your staff to have disaster plans for their families and homes.
• Develop chain of command and communication procedures.
• If you have a voice mail system at your office, designate one number on which you can record messages for
employees. Provide the number to all employees in advance.
• Notify staff where and when to return to work after a disaster.
• If a staff member is severely affected, they should be helped in 24 hours.
Consider your Customers
• After a disaster, identify ways that you can reach out to your customers who may be impacted.
Test your Plan
• You will not know the effectiveness of your plan, until you test it. Conduct periodic drills and exercises
to ensure that your plan works.
Hey Kids! Are you ready for a scavenger hunt? Ask your parents to
help you search your home for the items on this list. Then add them
to your family’s Emergency Supply Kit.
Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
Food – enough for 3 to 7 days
Non-perishable packaged or canned food
Snack foods & juices
Non-electric can opener
Paper plates & utensils
Blankets & Pillows
Clothing - sneakers, rain gear and extra clothes
First Aid Kit
Special Items – for babies and the elderly
Toiletries—Hygiene items/Moisture Wipes
Extra batteries
Emergency Phone Numbers – a list of phone numbers for relatives, friends, 911
Toys, Book, Games
Important Documents – in a waterproof container
Pet Care Items
Proper identification/pet tags
Food & water
Carrier or cage & leash
You finished the scavenger hunt! Great job! Now you can have some more fun by finding words in the
puzzle on the next page.
Now complete the sentence by filling in the blanks with the words you found in the puzzle.
A _________________ can bring strong ________________, ________________,
and _______________.
It’s a good idea to ____________ before a storm is on the way.
Your involvement in local preparedness initiatives is very important. This section contains
contact numbers, resources, and volunteer opportunities that will enable you to get involved
with your community’s disaster preparedness programs.
Police & Fire Emergency: 9-1-1
Emergency Management Offices
Palm Beach
American Red Cross
Palm Beach
Special Needs
954-537-2882 (TTY)
305-468-5402 (TDD)
Key West
305-292-4418 (TTY)
Middle Keys
305-743-0079 xt.4591
Upper Keys
305-852-1469 xt.4591
Palm Beach
Broward County Citizen Information Line
Miami-Dade Answer Center
Monroe County Emergency Information
Palm Beach County Emergency
Information Center
Portions of the North Broward Hospital District Disaster Preparedness Guide were adapted from
a variety of sources including:
Broward County
Broward County Schools
Centers for Disease Control
Department of Health and Human Services
Pandemic Flu Information Site
Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Association
Florida Department of Emergency Management
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
North Broward Hospital District
State of Florida
Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Administration
World Health Organization
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
To serve citizens and communities throughout the United States by establishing local teams of volunteers to strengthen the
public health infrastructure and improve emergency preparedness.
Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT)
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) fosters the development
of Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMATs). A DMAT is a group of professional and para-professional medical personnel
(supported by a cadre of logistical and administrative staff) designed to provide medical care during a disaster or other
Veterinary Medical Assistance Team (VMAT)
VMAT organizes teams comprised of private veterinarians and related personnel who are activated in the event of a disaster,
and who provide assistance in assessing the need for veterinary services following major disasters or emergencies.
North Broward Hospital District
Board of Commissioners
Paul M. Sallarulo
About North Broward Hospital District
The North Broward Hospital District is a
nonprofit community health system offering a
full spectrum of healthcare services. The
District encompasses more than 30 healthcare
For more information about our services
or a free physician referral, call our
Health Line at 954-759-7400
Maureen Jaeger
Vice Chair
303 SE 17th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Rebecca Stoll
Jacob Jackson
Assistant Secretary
Robert Bernstein
Broward General Medical Center
North Broward Medical Center
Imperial Point Medical Center
Gul A. Cumber
Board Member
Coral Springs Medical Center
Daniel Gordon
Board Member
Chris Evert Children’s Hospital
Weston Regional HealthPark
Ambulatory Services
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