Disaster Preparedness is Key to Health System Supply Chain Resilience When the Unexpected Occurs

With the advent of the 2023 hurricane season (June 1 – November 30), it’s essential to remember that ongoing climate change continues to influence even more unpredictable weather events that affect lives, property, and health systems across the United States.

This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts the U.S. will have 12 to 17 named tropical storms, five to nine of which could become hurricanes and as many as four of those strengthening into significant hurricanes of category three or higher.

Climate change drives many other weather-related disasters—floods, winter storms, tornado outbreaks, drought and resulting wildfires—making it imperative for health systems to prioritize disaster preparedness to mitigate these challenges and provide a continuity of care.

The uninterrupted flow of medical equipment, pharmaceuticals and other essential supplies is always crucial. By collaborating with a robust supply chain partner as part of their disaster preparedness program, health systems can ensure a steady stream of essential items even in the face of localized disruptions.

Additionally, health systems should seek a supply chain partner who proactively works with them work to create a disaster preparedness plan suitable for their unique situation. Triose consistently employs a proactive approach when formulating disaster recovery plans for clients. Each strategy is customized to a health system’s unique needs, ensuring a comprehensive plan is ready to implement immediately when a disaster occurs.

Triose understands that emergencies and service interruptions are often outside anyone’s control but will always assist in any way possible, personally handling all issues and following through until resolution is achieved.

Logistics and supply chain management aren’t usually top of mind—until things go wrong. Although emergencies are an everyday occurrence in healthcare, you’re never alone with Triose support staff. With shipment intervention same-day re-delivery, Triose gives you US-based, live support from our team of seasoned logistics specialists. In addition, clients can rest assured that Triose account managers and customer service pros will ensure the right people are engaged and ready to assist—whenever the need arises.

What our customers are saying

Triose is the best in the business. At the end of the day, we love the savings and their program has really improved our process flow.

Steve Patton

Director of Supply Chain at Lakeland Regional Medical Center

Triose was able to do everything it promised it would, and we couldn't be happier. They basically play the middle man for everything we do as far as shipping goes, and it's nice to have that in place at Baystate Health.

Todd Bailey

Manager of Warehousing and Transportation at Baystate Health

We're confident that with Triose's ongoing process improvements, our partnership will continue to make a positive difference in our supply chain processes.

Jessica Denney

Corporate Purchasing Manager at MSHA

Triose has been a positive experience for me, one of my first goals was to reduce freight costs. Triose helped with reaching out to suppliers to get them on board, we changed our process on shipping and it worked. With Triose's help, we did it!