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HHS Releases Hospital Hazard-Readiness Stats
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More than three of four hospitals in the National Hospital Preparedness Program met 90% or more of measures for all-hazards preparedness in 2009, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The state-by-state review, From Hospitals to Healthcare Coalitions: Transforming Health Preparedness and Response in Our Communities, was prepared by HHS‘ Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, and identifies the progress states have made preparing hospitals for all types of disasters.