Emergency Updates for Network 1

The Network works with Federal, State and local government agencies as needed to assist with patient safety and keep dialysis facilities up and running during and after any emergency situation.  If dialysis staff or patients in your facility require assistance, please contact the Network office IMMEDIATELY at 203-387-9332.

Tropical Storm Jose

Friday, September 22, 2017

Jose continues to bring tropical storm conditions to southern New England.  A tropical storm is in effect for:

* Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach, including Cape Cod
* Block Island
* Martha's Vineyard
* Nantucket

The post-tropical cyclone is moving slowly toward the west near 2 mph (4 km/h).  Jose is expected to meander well off the coast of New England for the next several days.

Hazards Affecting Land / Marine

Wind: Tropical storm conditions are expected to continue in the
warning area this morning.

Surf: Swells generated by Jose are affecting Bermuda and much of the U.S. east coast and will likely cause dangerous surf and rip current conditions during the next couple of days.

Rainfall: Jose is expected to produce additional rainfall accumulations of up to one inch across Cape Cod and the offshore Islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket through early Saturday. When including rain that has already fallen, storm total accumulations could reach 6 inches on Nantucket.

Reporting Facility Closing/Change in Schedule

The Network is required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events, and to assist in any logistical issues that may arise during and after a facility closure.  Dialysis Providers MUST report all interruptions in service to the Network and to the State Department of Health.

To Report Facility Status:
online reporting

Connecticut

Department of Public Health - DPH

There are no reported facility closures at this time.

Maine

Department of Health and Human Service - DHHS

There are no reported facility closures at this time.

Massachusetts

Department of Public Health - DPH

There are no reported facility closures at this time.

New Hampshire

Department of Health and Human Services - DHHS

There are no reported facility closures at this time.

Rhode Island

Department of Health

There are no reported facility closures at this time.

Vermont

Department of Health

There are no reported facility closures at this time.

Satellite View of a Hurricane

Emergencies caused by severe weather or disasters can happen with or without warning. If you need dialysis, having power and water, transportation, or supplies may be very important. Some emergency situations may make it impossible for you to get to your dialysis facility or give yourself dialysis. It is important to be prepared so you can feel better and stay healthier.

Initiative Contacts:

Brittney Jackson, LMSW, MBA
Patient Services Director
203-285-1213
bjackson@nw1.esrd.net

Merari Rosario, MHA
Community Outreach Coordinator
203-285-1223
mrosario@nw1.esrd.net