Navigation Links
CEO Addresses Georgia Business Leaders About Developing Pandemic and Business Continuity Plans
Date:2/4/2008

ATLANTA, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- George Abercrombie, president and chief executive officer, Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., told more than 200 Atlanta business leaders today at a Rotary Club of Atlanta luncheon that the threat of a pandemic flu presents businesses with challenges unlike those anticipated with traditional emergency preparedness plans.

"While businesses are all too familiar with preparing for potential disasters such as floods or tornadoes," according to Abercrombie, "local businesses also need to look at the special challenges posed by the potential of a public health crisis caused by a global influenza pandemic."

Abercrombie, who shared details of Roche's own plans to safeguard the health of its employees and business infrastructure during a pandemic flu outbreak, says that Georgia's key industry sectors, including government; manufacturing; real estate, rental and leasing; wholesale trade; and retail trade would be among the hardest hit.

Last March, Trust for America's Health released a report (funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts as part of the U.S. Pandemic Preparedness Initiative) estimating that Georgia could face a potential financial loss of $19.8 billion as a result of a severe pandemic flu outbreak.

"Influenza pandemics are not static events like a hurricane or tornado, nor are they confined to a specific area. Pandemics come in multiple waves, each one affecting a given area from four to twelve weeks. During the first wave, officials expect 20 to 30% of people will become ill. Here in Fulton County, that's 190,000 to 288,000 people who will get very sick in a very short period of time, inundating emergency rooms already strained to near capacity."

According to Abercrombie, experts believe that many businesses and organizations would have difficulty maintaining operations as a result of an increased level of absenteeism due to illness, employees caring for the sick and social-distancing policies. In Georgia a
'/>"/>

SOURCE Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. CEO Addresses Tennessee Business Leaders About Developing Pandemic and Business Continuity Plans
2. Sanofi-aventis US Chairman Tim Rothwell Addresses CMSAs Collaborative Practice Summit
3. Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter Addresses Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking in New Radio Campaign
4. Blunt: New SCHIP Bill Addresses None of the Problems With the Old
5. Virginia Attorney General Addresses Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking in New Radio Campaign
6. Computer-based Brain Training Addresses Many Ills
7. First-Ever Saddleback AIDS Youth Summit Addresses a Future Without HIV On World Aids Day:
8. New School Curriculum Addresses Rx and OTC Drug Abuse
9. ASPS Addresses Concerns Regarding BOTOX Treatments
10. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Addresses the Safety of Botox
11. Linkwell Chairman & CEO Addresses the Association of Chinese Nosocomial Infections Professional Committee
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 This is a professional and ... Sterilizers industry with a focus on the Chinese market. ... of the Sterilizers manufacturers and is a valuable source ... in the industry. This report provides a basic overview ... technology. In this part, the report presents the company ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... York, New York (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 ... the 2010 DePuy ASR hip recall ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) ... LLP reports. According to an Order issued in the ... 20th, the Court will convene an open conference on ... Building and United States Courthouse in West Palm Beach, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The short film “Color of Honor” by young ... a true 9/11 hero, Welles Remy Crowther. It has been ... hours of Nuremberg International Short Film Festival and the 8th ... screenwriter and director Luciana Lagana plays the mother of ... husband, Gregory Graham - Graham plays a heroic ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 When ... often find themselves in a frenzy to get rid of ... classroom. But families in Coral Gables now have the solution ... its second salon clinic location, Lice Troopers provides full spectrum ... in the Coral Gable area, including Sunset, Key Biscayne, Brickell, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... THURSDAY, Dec. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overeating is common ... you eat in moderation, an expert says. "Don,t arrive ... up calories if you know you,ll be attending a party, ... Jill Ashbey-Pejoves, lead dietitian at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount ... better to eat healthy during the day and even to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 2Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 3Health News:Coral Gables Florida Gets Ready to Be Lice-Free with Lice Troopers 2
... Center dedicated the Paul Francis Baier Comprehensive Media Room on May 1, ... ... dedicated the Paul Francis Baier Comprehensive Media Room on May 1, ... Bret and Amy Baier and Amy,s parents Paul and Barbara Hills in ...
... Mich., May 5 Baptist Health ... Reuters to be a key component of its ... Health will use CareDiscovery Advance, a clinical performance ... and resource utilization. Built on the strength of ...
... help boost payment integrity and strengthen healthcare information networkNASHVILLE, ... a leader in revenue and payment cycle solutions, announced ... all of the assets of The Sentinel Group from ... Holding Company (Trustmark Companies). The Sentinel Group is a ...
... Pa., May 5 Nearly 100 APPRISE volunteers ... and related issues were honored for their efforts ... volunteers provide services through the state,s 52 Area ... to our older citizens who need help in ...
... , , WHAT: The community is invited ... of Momentum in Science, part of a four-part documentary, ... PROJECT on, ... distinguished panel of local, internationally renowned, ...
... immune to peer pressure. Scientists at the Stanford University School ... coaxed to behave like muscle cells and muscle cells ... out with: the relative levels of the ingredients inside the ... ease with which they make the switch, provide a glimpse ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Baier Media Room Advances Critical Care At Children's National Medical Center 2Health News:Baier Media Room Advances Critical Care At Children's National Medical Center 3Health News:Baptist Health South Florida Selects Clinical Performance Benchmarking Solution From Thomson Reuters 2Health News:Emdeon Announces Agreement to Acquire The Sentinel Group, a Leader in Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Management Services 2Health News:Emdeon Announces Agreement to Acquire The Sentinel Group, a Leader in Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Management Services 3Health News:Emdeon Announces Agreement to Acquire The Sentinel Group, a Leader in Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Management Services 4Health News:HBO, the Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium and the Alzheimer's Association, Desert Southwest Chapter Present a Free Advance Screening of THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT: Momentum In Science 2Health News:Extreme makeover: Stanford scientists explore new way to change cell's identity 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/  -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NYSE ... that specializes in the patented biopharmaceutical, modernized traditional ... ingredients (API) released unaudited preliminary financial results for ... Fiscal Year 2015 Ended September 30, 2014 ... compared with $14.7 million in 1Q14 with gross ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. ... specialty pharmacy, is proud to announce Jennifer Hagerman ... at Diplomat, will take office as the president of ... formal induction ceremony will take place Feb. 28, 2015, ... be held at the Renaissance Center in ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014  Advanced Medical Isotope ... engaged primarily in the development of brachytherapy devices ... today announced that it has filed a ... Drug Administration ("FDA") for marketing clearance for its ... of the U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 2TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 3TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 4TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 5TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 6TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 7TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 8TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 9TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 10TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 11TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 12Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 2Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 3Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 2Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 3
... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDIX ), announced today that ... Global Life Sciences Conference on September 21, 2011 at 2:00 ... The live and archived webcast of the ... the Idenix Investor Center at www.idenix.com . Please log ...
... Sept. 14, 2011 SARcode Bioscience, Inc., a ... patient has been enrolled in the company,s pivotal ... ophthalmic solution.   (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110718/FL36481LOGO) ... inhibits T-cell inflammation by blocking the binding of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:First Patient Enrolled in SARcode Bioscience's Pivotal Dry Eye Study of SAR 1118 Ophthalmic Solution 2First Patient Enrolled in SARcode Bioscience's Pivotal Dry Eye Study of SAR 1118 Ophthalmic Solution 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: