CHA News Article

Continuity Planning Is Focus of Disaster Conference

CHA’s 2012 Disaster Planning for California Hospitals conference, Oct. 15–17 in Sacramento, will focus on an integrated approach to emergency management and business continuity. The conference will look at every aspect of the overall organization and what it takes to carry out essential services during all levels of potential emergencies.

Several sessions will be offered on lessons learned from real incidents that have stretched hospitals’ ability to function due to large-scale water incursions, sewage leaks, power outages and other events. In addition, a pre-conference workshop, Continuity Planning for Hospitals —  A Holistic Approach, is set for Monday, Oct. 15. The workshop will address continuity planning principles, including risk assessment, business impact analyses, and plan development and testing. 

The conference, now in its seventh year, is expected to draw more than 800 hospital emergency preparedness coordinators, hospital administrators, CNOs, EMS personnel and public health officials. Registration and hotel information is available at www.calhospital.org/disaster-planning

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