The University of Texas Medical Branch
and its employees have braved many disasters - from the 1900 storm and the Texas City Disasters of 1947 to Hurricanes Carla in 1961, Alicia in 1983, Ike in 2008 and Harvey in 2017. In order to maintain our status as one of the leading health care institutions in the nation, we must continue to prepare for such and other potential disasters.
The Gulf Coast's vulnerability to natural disasters, coupled with the threat of homeland terrorism in the United States since 9/11, make it more essential than ever for UTMB to ensure that plans are in place, tested true and viable should situations develop - whether man-made or natural.
Therefore, in response to these challenges UTMB has established a Business Continuity Planning program.