Emergency and Pandemic Preparedness
Disasters don’t wait for response plans, budget allocations and communication strategies. We can help you be ready.
A Planned Approach to the Unexpected
Emergency situations don’t wait for response plans, budget allocations and communication strategies to be developed before their impacts are felt, and state and federal resources may not meet the level of support needed to sustain your supply chain in a crisis. When disaster strikes, you want to know you have preparedness plans in place that you can quickly activate. That’s where Owens & Minor comes in.
Peace of mind comes with being prepared.
Partnering with Owens & Minor means you benefit from proactive, customized and actionable preparedness plans, designed to enhance your response capabilities plus eliminate unnecessary costs and disruptions.
and a network of distribution centers serving more than 4,000 facilities nationwide, each with emergency action plans and protocols in place, so that we're always prepared for a rapid response
Pandemic Preparedness Library
This resource library contains a wide variety of tools, resources, and checklists to aid any healthcare facility with pandemic preparedness. Preparedness is not a time-limited activity, but rather an ongoing process that must be supported by the facility’s executive leadership. These resources are meant to serve as a comprehensive reference for any preparedness needs. With proper planning, healthcare facilities and providers can respond favorably to future threats from pathogens.
We're always ready, so you're always able
Owens & Minor’s robust manufacturing footprint and extensive supplier network help ensure your supply chain runs smoothly no matter the situation.
How it Works
Disaster preparedness efforts are developed from a clear, three-phase approach that allows for a rapid, sound response for any emergency situation, with or without warning. Here is a three-phase approach for effective response
Build Reserves For Your Critical Supplies
Owens & Minor can help you remain ready to care for patients even when faced with an increased demand for inventory. Whether sourced by you or distributed by Owens & Minor, you’ll have convenient access to your supplies when you need them the most without having to store them locally.
Owens & Minor recognizes that cybersecurity plays a key role in maintaining supply chain resiliency. To ensure our customers are protected in the event of a malware attack, Owens & Minor has backup ordering processes that can be temporarily implemented whenever necessary. These processes allow customers to continue to place orders no matter the status of their IT systems.
Not a Matter of If, But When
The COVID-19 global pandemic has challenged the world and the industry in unprecedented ways. But it has also reinforced the need for emergency and pandemic preparedness. Owens & Minor took significant action at the start of the pandemic to protect our teammates, ensure continuity of supply, and uphold our commitment and ability to serve. We are confident our robust planning can help your health system.
Contact us today to get started on your plan.
Ensure that when the unexpected happens, you’re prepared with a comprehensive response.