CHA News Article

Hospitals Encouraged to Participate in Great California ShakeOut
Drill to be held Oct. 18

The Great California ShakeOut drill will be held Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m. to help all Californians prepare for the next big earthquake. The ShakeOut drill has occurred every third Thursday of October since 2009. Many California health care providers are already actively engaged in the ShakeOut, and CHA encourages all hospitals and health systems to participate this year.

New resources are available at to assist hospitals with planning for the drill, including information on “Drop, Cover, and Hold On.” A full listing of the 7.9 million registered participants also is available on the ShakeOut website. The ShakeOut should not be confused with the California Statewide Medical and Health Training and Exercise scheduled for Nov. 15. For more information on the training and excercise, go to