Supplement | HBS Case Collection | January 2013

The Great East Japan Earthquake (C): Ishinomaki Kouwan Hospital's Response

by Hirotaka Takeuchi, Yukiko Sakai, Rebecca Agonafir, Peter Cholewinski, Allison Kean and Emily Kloeblen

Abstract

On the evening of March 11, 2011, Mayama Fumihiro, the Managing Director of Ishinomaki Kouwan Hospital knew that it would be a long, cold night. The 103 staff members and 162 patients and families were huddled on the top two floors of the four-story hospital, where they had gone to escape three tsunami waves that had destroyed the first floor and part of the second floor.

Keywords: East Japan; Earthquake; Ishinomaki Kouwan Hospital; Japan;

Citation:

Takeuchi, Hirotaka, Yukiko Sakai, Rebecca Agonafir, Peter Cholewinski, Allison Kean, and Emily Kloeblen. "The Great East Japan Earthquake (C): Ishinomaki Kouwan Hospital's Response." Harvard Business School Supplement 713-440, January 2013.