Education event

Disaster Planning for California Hospitals
Make plans to attend today — registration and agenda coming soon

September 18 – 20, 2017
Sacramento, CA


Make plans today to attend CHA’s Disaster Planning for California Hospitals Conference. Cultivate new skills, connect with colleagues and suppliers, and take your disaster planning to the next level at the largest gathering of hospital emergency preparedness coordinators in California. This conference promises something for everyone. And, we deliver.

The agenda and pre-conference workshop will be announced soon.

CHA is accepting best practices posters for the conference. The conference offers a unique opportunity for your organization to showcase and share its emergency preparedness knowledge and expertise with a cross-section of peers. Submissions must be received by June 30, 2017. For additional information and to submit, please click on the “Best Practices Posters” tab.

Conference Meeting Locations

The conference and exhibit show will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center, located just across the street from the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, the host hotel. The pre-conference workshop on Monday, Sept. 18, will be held at the Hyatt Regency.

Best Practices Posters

The Best Practices Poster Showcase is a way for members to share innovative ideas and model programs that can be replicated by other hospitals. Poster displays will be showcased in the exhibit hall along with more than 50 sponsor/exhibitor booths. Hospital representatives should be available during exhibit and poster viewing sessions to discuss their best practices with attendees. Submissions must be received by June 30, 2017.

Click here to submit your best practices poster entry.


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.

Single and double rooms are available at the discounted rate of $185 per night. Make your reservation online or call (888) 421-1442 and mention the “CHA Disaster Planning Conference.” Don’t delay — room availability is limited.

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

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 more information click here or contact Lisa Hartzell at

Conference Committee


Cheri Hummel, CHEP, Vice President, Emergency Management & Facilities, California Hospital Association

Committee Members

Tony Barker, MSHS, Area Emergency Manager, U.S. Dept. of Veterans, Office of Emergency Management

Tim Beringer, Director, Safety, Security & Emergency Management, Eisenhower Medical Center

Ryan Burgess, Hospital Preparedness Coordinator, Hospital Association of Southern California

Steven Chin, MD, Disaster Medical Director, PIH Health Hospital – Whittier

Loni Howard, RN, MSN, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Sutter Medical Center

Jeffery Hudson-Covolo, Vice President for Patient Care Services & Chief Nurse Executive, Sierra View Medical Center

Monique Imroth, MEP, Director, Emergency Management, UC San Diego Health System

Vanessa King, Assistant Nurse Manager, Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District

Connie Lackey, RN, Director, Emergency Preparedness/Safety/Security, Providence Saint Joseph, Holy Cross, and Tarzana Medical Centers

Valerie Lakey, Director of Public Relations/PIO/Disaster Co-Coordinator, Mayers Memorial Hospital District

Claudia Marroquin-Frometa, Disaster Preparedness Coordinator, Emergency Management, Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Prime Healthcare System

Mary Massey, BSN, MA, CHEP, PHN, Hospital Preparedness Consultant, California Hospital Association

Grady Murphy, Emergency Coordinator, UCLA Health System & David Geffen School of Medicine

Kathy Nacey, RN, MS, MICN, CEN, CPEN, EMS and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

Tracy Norwood, IP/OH Specialist, Banner Lassen Medical Center

Mark Shirley, Environmental Risk Consultant, Sutter Health

Kristina Spurgeon, Emergency Management Consultant, Kaiser Permanente

Wendi Thomas, RN, MSN, Nursing Director of Emergency Services, Critical Care and Nursing Administration, Petaluma Valley Hospital

Caryn Thornburg, Safety, Emergency Management and Sustainability Officer, Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare

Chau H. Vu, MEP, Director, Emergency Management, UCSF Medical Center