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CHA Disaster Planning Conference – Winners of Best Practices Showcase Announced
Register today – tuition discount deadline extended to Sept. 2

CHA congratulates this year’s Disaster Planning for California Hospitals conference Best Practices Poster Showcase winners. The selected entries – with some from as far away as Colombia in South America – will be displayed at the upcoming conference, to be held Sept. 28-30 in Sacramento. The showcase provides an opportunity for hospitals to learn from each other. This year’s winners include:

  • Multifacility Study in Colombia — The Experience in the Adoption of the HICS Model in a Developing Country
  • Multifacility Study in Colombia — A Proposed Methodology for an Integral Evaluation of Hospital Risk Management
  • Kaiser Permanente — Ebola Readiness
  • University of California Davis Medical Center — Managing Violence and Aggression in the Hospital – What Staff Need to Know
  • UCSF Medical Center — Managing and Organizing the Labor Pool
  • Sharp Coronado Hospital — Isolation Unit Development and Implementation with Limited Resources
  • Victor Valley Global Medical Center — Emergency Water Solutions
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals — Preparing for Ebola and Other Highly Infectious Diseases in a Legacy Hospital
  • UCSF Medical Center — Optimizing HICS Form 254 for the Electronic Medical Record
  • Saint Agnes Medical Center — 24/7 Solutions to Patient Decontamination
  • UCSD — Train/Emergency Evacuation
  • Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital — Acute Care Hospital Dialysis Surge
  • UCSF Medical Center — Best Practices: Ebola Virus Disease
  • UCSF Medical Center — Hospital First Receivers Best Practices

Other conference highlights include a pre-conference workshop on emerging infectious diseases and lessons learned from Ebola, 20 different breakout sessions and more. Celebrating its 10th year and with more than 600 people currently registered to attend, the conference is the largest statewide program for hospital emergency preparedness professionals.

The Sheraton Grand Sacramento has a limited number of rooms available at a discounted rate of $179.  Participants may call (800) 325-3535 and mention the CHA Disaster Planning Conference, or reserve a room online. The Hyatt Regency Sacramento no longer has rooms available at the discounted rate.

For more information on the conference and to register, visit The deadline for discounted registration is Sept. 2.