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US states where we’ve made hospitals and health systems more resilient

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We helped the State of Texas develop the first state-wide high consequence infectious disease plan

Partner

With Johns Hopkins Hospital to develop crisis standards of care

Healthcare organizations that are prepared for disruption consistently outperform those that try to respond on the fly.

That’s where we come in.

Our effectiveness is built on deep experience. We’ve helped dozens of hospitals, healthcare coalitions, and other providers to meet the requirements of the Joint Commission and CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). We design and execute hundreds of drills, exercises and training sessions, including mass casualty drills. And we’ve helped the Texas Department of State Health Services to design and launch its High Consequence Infectious Disease plan, an innovative approach to enhancing regional and state-wide preparedness and response capabilities.

Contact a preparedness expert

Brad Gair

Senior Managing Director

Charlie Fisher

Senior Managing Director

Mark Misczak

Senior Managing Director

Case Studies

Texas raises the preparedness bar for infectious disease

Actions speak louder than words. It’s not enough to have a great plan. When disaster strikes, it’s all about how you respond.

It’s also about having a trusted partner who’s been through it before, who can help you master the situation and rebound. We respond to over 1,600 incidents every year. Our front-line experience includes Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, Deepwater Horizon, Superstorm Sandy and avian flu outbreaks. Our resources run deep: we recently responded simultaneously to disasters in more than 20 widely dispersed locations.

We’re your force multiplier. We enable a high-velocity response. The lessons we’ve learned over more than 30 years help you avoid the mistakes of the past and maximize your team’s effectiveness.

Contact a response expert

Brad Gair

Senior Managing Director

Patrick Knapp

Vice President, Response Services

Charlie Fisher

Senior Managing Director

Case Studies

USDA responds to the nation’s most destructive animal diseases

The disaster’s immediate impact is under control. Now it’s time for recovery. This phase will determine whether your organization remains damaged, or emerges even stronger than before.

No other firm rivals Witt O’Brien’s recovery experience. We’ve partnered with our clients to win and administer over $40 billion in Federal disaster recovery funds, representing more than 80,000 discrete projects. We’ve helped manage over 1,000 hazard mitigation projects valued at more than $3 billion.

Our healthcare credentials include some of the largest recovery programs in recent history, including University of Texas Medical Branch and Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA.

We stand with you to get your organization back up and running, stronger than before, as quickly as possible. We know what it takes, because we’ve been there before.

Contact a recovery expert

Brad Gair

Senior Managing Director

Bill Riley

Managing Director

Mark Misczak

Senior Managing Director

Case Studies

University of Texas Medical Branch recovers from multiple hurricanes