Hospital Continuity of Operations Plan

The purpose of the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) is to establish policy and guidance to ensure that essential functions for hospitals are continued in the event that manmade, natural, or technological emergencies disrupt or threaten to disrupt normal operations. The COOP plan enables the hospital to operate with a significantly reduced workforce and diminished availability of resources, and to operate from an alternate work site should the primary facility become uninhabitable.