Education event

Disaster Planning for California Hospitals
Call for Presentations Now Open

September 22 – 24, 2014
Sacramento, CA


No matter what your role — clinician, physician, emergency preparedness coordinator or facilities management — you have a part in ensuring continuity at your hospital. Cultivate new skills and take your plans to the next level at the largest gathering of hospital emergency preparedness coordinators in California.

Make plans now to join your colleagues, community partners, suppliers, and state officials for this important annual event.

Conference Meeting Location: Sacramento Convention Center
The conference and the exhibit show will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center, located just across the street from the host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. The pre-conference workshop on Monday, September 22, will be held at the Hyatt Regency.

Co-sponsored by:
California Department of Public Health
California Emergency Management Agency
Emergency Medical Services Authority

Call for Presentations

CHA is now accepting presentation abstracts for the 2014 CHA Disaster Planning for California Hospitals conference. Presenters who wish to be considered for both plenary and breakout sessions should submit an abstract for review. Presentations must be hospital-focused. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Health care system preparedness
  • Innovative disaster planning
  • Business continuity, continuity of operations and/or recovery planning
  • Planning considerations for special populations
  • Hospital construction and plant operation issues
  • Evacuation and/or shelter-in-place (critical decision making)
  • Active shooter or violent individual planning activity
  • Planning considerations regarding mental health of staff, responders and victims
  • Disaster planning for small and rural hospitals

Deadline to Participate
The deadline to submit entries is April 23.

Click here to submit your request to present abstract and entry form.

Contact Patricia Ward at (916) 552-7526 or

Best Practices Posters

The Best Practices Poster Showcase was conceived as a way for members to share innovative ideas and model programs that can be replicated by other hospitals. By recognizing and highlighting the excellent work and unique contributions of our members, we celebrate our successes and support our ability to learn from each other.

Poster displays will be showcased in the exhibit hall and representatives from the hospitals will be on hand to discuss their best practice with attendees.

Deadline to Participate
All hospital staff are invited to submit entries. Multiple entries per hospital are welcome, however only 20 total entries will be selected to participate and limited slots are available. The deadline to submit entries is May 30.

Click here to complete and submit your best practices poster entry form.

Contact Lisa Hartzell at (916) 552-7502 or

Continuing Education

CE will be offered for Compliance, Health Care Executives, Nursing and Risk Management. Attendees must sign in at each session at the conference and include their professional license number, if required.


The Hyatt Regency Sacramento is the host hotel for the conference. Located in the heart of downtown Sacramento and directly across the street from the State Capitol, the Hyatt is close to numerous dining options, shopping and parks.

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-1234
(888) 421-1442 (reservations)

The Hyatt Regency Sacramento has rooms available at the discounted rate of $172. For reservations, call (888) 421-1442 and mention the “CHA Disaster Planning Conference.” The deadline for discounted sleeping rooms is August 27.

To book a room online, click here.

Sponsor & Exhibit

Be front and center at the only disaster planning conference targeted to California hospitals. Showcase your products to hundreds of leading health care decision makers, including hospital preparedness coordinators, disaster planning teams, and key state and federal officials. With dedicated exhibit viewing time to network, you will not be disappointed!

For additional sponsor and exhibitor information click here.

Contact Lisa Hartzell, (916) 552-7502 or