Upon discovery of an incident or receipt of a report that an incident has occurred by any member of the Smith hospital workforce

Upon discovery of an incident or receipt of a report that an incident has occurred by any member of the Smith hospital workforce:
1. The receiving or discovering workforce member will perform initial information gathering regarding the incident to report to assist with response activities. In general, workforce members should gather:
a. The name and contact information of the reporting individual (if applicable)
b. The location of the incident
c. The circumstances of the incident to include involved parties
2. The receiving or discovering workforce member will communicate incident information to area management, to the Information Technology Departments, and/or to the Compliance Department as appropriate to the circumstances by phone, email, Hotline, or other means.
3. If area management receives a report, it will immediately notify the Information Technology Department and/or the Compliance Department as appropriate to the circumstances.
4. Area management will communicate with the Information Technology Department and/or the Compliance Department (as appropriate to the circumstances) regarding