About Us: When Experience Really Counts
A Center of Excellence for U.S. Preparedness

ICEP collaborates with public health systems in preparedness for Mass Casualty Incidents, helping organizations achieve higher resource utilization and a better decision making process during an MCI. We share Israel's best practices and response models, assisting clients in overall preparedness and the implemention of more robust systems.

Offering a strong track record with over 130 local and regional public health care systems, first responders and U.S. government agencies, ICEP's clients included New York City's public hospital system and Level-1 trauma centers, Mass General Hospital in Boston, and Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.

Our Israeli Partners
   
Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem - A world-class university medical institution, with a global reputation for excellence
 
 
Magen David Adom (MDA) - Israel’s renowned national EMS, averaging 1,500 dispatches daily and 530,000 per year
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center - TASMC is Israel's second largest hospital and serves the general Tel Aviv population.
   
The Boston Marathon Bombing: When Hospital Preparedness Pays Off
Released: 04/26/13

In 2005, after attending ICEP's training of the NYC Hospital System, Massachusetts General Hospital turned to ICEP for a similar event in Boston titled "Mass Casualties: The Israeli Experience, Emergency Management and Preparedness". Tailored to meet the hospital's unique requirements and objectives, the agenda was customized in consultations with the Emergency Medicine department leadership, the Chief of Emergency Preparedness, Paul Biddinger MD, and the Director of Hospital Security, Bonnie Michelman.

The event kickoff was a realistic morning drill, as the hospital ED responded to an orchestrated Mass Casualty Incident, with full triage of casualties and the participation of EMS, Boston Police and hospital security personnel. Followed by two days of sold-out presentations to hundreds of physicians, nurses and first responders, it featured an expert analysis by ICEP of the filmed ED drill from the prior day and joint panels on decision making during an MCI, with the participation of hospital leadership and administration. The program was recently cited in the U.S. media for its role in the hospital's successful response to the Marathon bombing.

The ICEP team deployed at this event included Prof. Shmuel Shapira MD MPH, former Deputy Director General of Jerusalem Hadassah University Hospital and Director of Military Track of Medicine at Hadassah School of Medicine, Pinchas Halpern MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Dror Soffer MD, Sourasky Chief of Trauma.

The aftermath of the attack on the Boston Marathon, Monday April 15, 2013

 

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