Miss Nancy’s Rules

Mentors may come and go in your life, but we always remember the first and most influential mentor we had.  I am no exception – my first mentor and surrogate mom while a student at the University of Maine was none other than Miss Nancy of Romper Room fame.  Of course, by the time I […]

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Do you need a Cyber-Security Review?

Answer “no” to any of the questions below and a review might be just what you need. Do you know what your program is supposed to be protecting? Many organizations have fantastic defenses in place, but when you dig a little deeper there is no justification for the spend.  When assets are identified with values […]

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Is your Emergency Response Plan up to the task?

Catastrophes can take many forms ‒ from an active shooter to a chemical hazard or natural disaster ‒ and businesses must always have emergency response plans ready for those situations. Authorities will be dispatched to your workplace as quickly as possible in the event of an emergency. Your emergency preparedness plan must be designed to […]

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Is your Hospital or Healthcare Agency in Compliance with the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule?

It’s been over two years since the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule officially went into effect. And just over a year (November 16, 2018) since hospitals and other types of healthcare facilities receiving Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements had to comply with the ruling. That is, or face certain consequences, such as revocation of participation in the program or […]

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Ensuring your Business Resiliency Plan is optimized to the greatest extent

Are you getting optimal outcomes for your organizational resilience and business continuity plans? Do you have a way to measure this? We’ll, no need to stress, we’ve got an easy to follow infographic that will show you the five (5) things you need to consider when managing disaster recovery and organizational resilience programs. The below […]

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CMS Preparedness takes hold in Georgia

A state that has experienced more than its share of recent disasters received a financial boost in the quest to protect its long-term care facilities (LTCFs) from future catastrophic events. Georgia, hit by Hurricane Irma in 2017 and Hurricane Michael in 2018 and by tornado outbreaks in 2016-2017, has recognized how vulnerable LTCFs are to natural and man-made disasters. In the […]

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Lessons Learned from 20 years in Disaster Recovery

I’ve seen hurricanes, cyberattacks, floods, fires and plenty of power outages. I’ve also seen some unprepared companies be nearly wiped out by natural disasters, terrorist attacks, cyberattacks and more. What differentiates companies capable of successfully responding to disasters from those who go out of business following them? Here are five disaster recovery (DR) lessons I […]

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Winter Tornadoes?

Is Your Organization Prepared for the Possibility of Winter Tornadoes? When you think of winter weather preparedness, things like snow, ice, bitter cold temperatures and wind chill, immediately come to mind. Not tornadoes. Yet, twisters can, and unfortunately, do happen in the winter months, and they are often just as dangerous (if not moreso) as […]

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Disaster Recovery: Does Your Small Business Have A Plan?

No business can afford to roll the dice when it comes to preparing for a “WHAT-IF” situation. Do you have a Business Continuity and/or Disaster Recovery Plan? Few businesses can survive a lengthy period of downtime, when employees can’t access critical work files, process sales or conduct normal business operations. Small businesses, with their narrow […]

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Can A Consultant Add Value to Your Organization’s BCP, DR, CMS, COOP, EOP or Hazard Mitigation Plan?

Can A Consultant Add Value to Your Organization’s  BCP, DR, COOP, EOP or Hazard Mitigation Plan? It depends. How receptive are you to the idea of bringing an outsider into your organization, and then revealing critical planning gaps and weaknesses to them? Do you think they are going to dig in and be a real […]

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