Lakewood Ranch Medical Center follows an All-Hazards approach to Emergency Management. A Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan prepares the hospital staff to respond to disasters (such as hurricanes), emergencies and planned events by following the National Incident Management System (NIMS). By following the national standards, our hospital is able to communicate and coordinate with all other response agencies in our area.
We encourage you to have a personal disaster plan. You can make a free plan at FlordiaDisaster.org or Ready.gov. Manatee County Disaster Guides are available online. Download your copy from the Manatee County Emergency Management page or pick up a printed copy at local libraries. Tampa Bay's official disaster planning guide is also available online.