When an individual has any concerns about patient care and safety in our hospital that have not been addressed, we encourage that individual to contact the hospital's management at 315-493-1000 ext. 2425.
Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) for Carthage Area Hospital & Skilled Nursing Home describes how the organization maintains a program to ensure effective responses to disasters or emergencies affecting the Environment of Care.
The Emergency Management program is designed to address four phases of Emergency management: activities mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery of the environment of Carthage Area Hospital/Skilled Nursing Home, Evans Mills, Adams and Carthage Community Health Center along with several school base clinics throughout Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis County. The program is designed to assure compliance with relevant policies and procedures, codes and regulations while meeting the six critical elements found in the Joint Commission’s Emergency Management Chapter EM.02.02 under Specific Requirements.
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has been delegated by Carthage Area Hospital to provide all employees, patients, volunteers and visitors a safe and healthy environment.
In achieving this goal, Environmental Health & Safety plays an active role in providing education, regulatory compliance and the establishment of guidelines for environmental health & safety policies and procedures throughout Carthage Area Hospital.
EHS General Policy
To provide a safe and healthful work place for all persons who work, study, receive care, or visit Carthage Area Hospital.
- It is the desire of Carthage Area Hospital to protect all individuals from unnecessary harm or injury as a preventable accident. Carthage Area Hospital will undertake a program of education and enforcement in safety directed at faculty and staff.p
- The primary responsibility for development, implementation, and supervision of the Carthage Area Hospital Safety Program rests with the manager of Environmental Health & Safety. The manager has the authority to deal immediately and directly with any situation that may be hazardous or potentially hazardous to environmental health or safety of Carthage Area Hospital and its people.p
- The manager will issue and maintain the “Carthage Area Hospital Environmental Health & Safety Manual” which shall be the primary formal medium for communicating information and safety requirements to Carthage Area Hospital. Department heads and supervisors have the responsibility for ensuring compliance with all safety requirements.
- The Office of Environmental Health & Safety will audit individual departments to ensure compliance with all safety requirements.