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Novel Coronavirus: Lessons from the Front Line Webinar

Originally recorded March 11, 2020.



Not if, but when.
That recent message from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was prompted by outbreaks of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. CDC’s leadership was straightforward in their statements: the United States should prepare now for the potential spread of the COVID-19 within our own country. While the size of an outbreak in the US is hard to predict, CDC warns that the impact could be substantial.

Are you truly prepared?
You should be, but there’s always more to learn. Join us to hear from hospitals and health systems that have cared for patients who have been suspected and confirmed to have the virus.

Who should participate
Infection preventionists, quality improvement and patient safety directors, chief nursing officers and nursing directors, chief medical officers, disaster coordinators, emergency department directors and physicians, and risk managers.


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CHA Hospital Seasonal Influenza/Pandemic Preparedness Checklist

CHA Hospital Activation of the Emergency Operations Plan Checklist

MHOAC Contact List

Coronavirus Watch

Emergency Preparedness



Kiyomi Burchill
Vice President, Policy
California Hospital Association

Kiyomi Burchill is responsible for developing CHA’s policy positions on a wide range of legislative and regulatory issues that affect California hospitals and health systems, including seismic safety, licensing and certification, public health, health information technology, and quality. She closely coordinates with CHA’s advocacy, data, and communications teams to create and execute effective strategies on behalf of CHA’s members.

Francesca Torriani, MD
Infection Disease Specialist 
University of California San Diego Health

Dr. Francesca Torriani, is a professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Torriani is medical director of UC San Diego’s Infection Prevention and Clinical Epidemiology and Tuberculosis Control Units at UC San Diego Health, and cares for patients in the Owen Clinic and the infectious diseases clinic. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of Infectious Diseases, AIDS, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, and Clinical Infectious Diseases and New England Journal of Medicine.

Abhishek Dosi
Chief Executive Officer
Sutter Solano Medical Center

Abhishek Dosi has served as CEO of Sutter Solano Medical Center since 2017. Mr. Dosi is known for engaging hospital staff, teammates, physicians and community leaders through cultural transformation. He is a compassionate, collaborative, innovative and ethical operator who focuses on developing people to drive positive change.

Mary Meyer, MD, MPH
Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Mary Meyer is an emergency physician with Kaiser Permanente Diablo, medical director of East Bay Regional Emergency Management and co-lead of Regional Highly Infectious Pathogen Program for Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

Bill Isenberg, MD
Vice President, Patient Safety
Sutter Health

Dr. Bill Isenberg is Sutter Health’s Vice President for Patient Safety. Since 2007, Dr. Isenberg has been deeply involved in the build, deployment, maintenance and evolution of the Sutter EHR in his role as Enterprise EHR Physician Adoption Executive. He has been a close partner with physician, nursing, and operational leaders at every affiliate, serving as a critical conduit between clinical and operational needs and information services, technical and applications capabilities.  Dr. Isenberg has also served as Chair of the Patient Safety Action Team since 2009 and currently serves as a board member of the Hospital Quality Institute.