The Department of Emergency Management develops and operates an integrated Emergency Management Program and Emergency Operations Plan to provide sustainable quality and ethical care to patients in any reasonably foreseeable environment or circumstance.
We establish and maintain an effective response to and recovery from disasters – internal and external – as well as large scale emergencies that impact our environment of care. Our goal is to minimize risk to patients, visitors and caregivers through proper planning in the following areas:
- Mitigation: lessen the severity and impact of a potential disaster or emergency
- Prevention: avoid, prevent or stop a potential threat
- Protection: creating a secure environment before, during and after an emergency
- Response: planning and activating plans to support operations
- Recovery: continuing or re-establishing patient care and business operations following a disaster
Whether it's an emergency event at one of our facilities or a security alert, patients, visitors and caregivers need to know what's happening as soon as possible.
The Cleveland Clinic Alert Service (CCAS) is our emergency mass notification system. During a major emergency, Cleveland Clinic can alert patients, visitors and caregivers quickly, using voice, text and email messages.
To receive emergency messaging, as well as general safety and security updates, to your work and personal mobile phones, text the following:
- Ohio locations: Text CC-AlertOH Start to 38671
- Florida locations: Text CC-AlertFL Start to 38671
- Las Vegas: Text CC-AlertLV Start to 38671
Not only are we dedicated to your safety while at Cleveland Clinic, we are here to help you keep your family safe at home. This includes your four-legged family members too!
Below you will find a number of resources that you can share with your family and use to prepare your own emergency plan.
- Prepare for an Emergency
- Family Emergency Communications Plan
- Basic Emergency Supply List
- Prepare for an Emergency Now: Information for Commuters
- Prepare for an Emergency Now: Information for Pet Owners
- Prepare for an Emergency Now: Information for Older Americans
- Prepare for an Emergency Now: Information for People with Disabilities
Visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency for more information on these and other resources.
An emergency can occur in many forms. Educate yourself on specific emergency event by using these helpful checklists below provided by the American Red Cross.
- Extreme Heat Wave
- Fire Prevention and Safety
- Power Outage
- Shelter in Place
- Winter Storm
Visit the American Red Cross for more information on these and other resources.
We have a team of caregivers at Cleveland Clinic dedicated to creating a safe and secure environment. We're here to answer your questions.
For questions, contact one of our Emergency Management caregivers by email or call 216.444.8250.
- James M. Meola, MS, CPS, CHEP
Senior Director, Emergency Management / Chairman, Emergency Preparedness Committee
- Seth Podolsky, MD
Vice Chair, Emergency Services Institute / Staff Chairman, Emergency Preparedness Committee
- Mark Myers, CHEP
Senior Manager, Enterprise Emergency Management
- David M. Evans, MS, CHEP
Administrative Program Coordinator, Enterprise Emergency Management
- Nadal Montoya, Jr., CHEP
Senior Emergency Management Program Coordinator, NE Ohio Family Health Centers