Winter Weather Preparedness

Winter Weather Preparedness


Winter weather is expected to impact Central Indiana in the coming days. This storm system is expected to turn hazardous Wednesday (2/2) into Thursday (2/3). This may result in unsafe road conditions.

All associates are expected to follow the staffing plan and attendance policy during inclement weather. Please remember that our patients will still be here, and we must have proper staff at the bedside to ensure the operations of the facility. It is important to have back-up plans for child care in case schools are delayed or closed. Please give yourself additional travel time when there is ice and snow conditions.

Please avoid parking in the gravel lot southeast of Danville Hospital.

Any staff interested in staying overnight at the hospital need to contact Nursing Administration at (317) 745-3505 (M-F 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.). After 4 p.m. please call the House Supervisor on Vocera. We request this information for a safety and security reason. For staff spending the night, please bring your own blankets, sleeping bags and anything else you may need.

Below is a list of recommended items to help you prepare at work, at home as well as a vehicle emergency kit. Click here for more winter weather preparation tips.

• Change of clothes for 2 days
• Daily Toiletries
• Toothbrush
• Toothpaste
• Soap
• Shampoo
• Conditioner
• Lotion
• Shaving Supplies
• Shower shoes
• Bath towel/Wash cloth
• Pillow with Pillow Case
• Sheets (twin bed)
• Blankets
• Slippers
• Robe
• Sleepwear
• Slippers
• Snacks
• Cell Phone
• Cell Phone Charger
• Medications
• Entertainment Needs (i.e. books, tablet, etc.)

HOME: It is recommended that the following items are available at home:
• Candles
• Flashlight with Extra Batteries
• Kitty Litter (for gaining traction on slick surfaces)
• Non-Electric Can Opener
• Prescription Medications
• Propane and Gas Grill
• Rock Salt
• Supply of food and water including canned and no-cook food products

VEHICLE: It is recommended that the following items are available in your vehicle:
• Blanket
• Bottled Water
• Charged Cell Phone
• Emergency Flares
• Extra Batteries
• First Aid Kit
• Flashlight
• Ice Scraper
• Ice Deicer
• Jumper Cables
• Kitty litter or sand
• Small Shovel

Hendricks Regional Health Emergency Services Team

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