2013 Disaster Planning Presentation Downloads

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2. Download the documents for print by clicking on the links below.

Pre-Conference, September 23

Note: some files are large and may take a few minutes to open.

Pre-Conference Presentations

Disaster Planning, Response & Recovery: Louisiana Lessons Learned
Kenneth Alexander, MS, RRT

Hospital Utilities Planning: What Every Emergency Manager Needs to Know
Loni Howard, RN, MSN, Connie Lackey, RN, and Pete Plessas

What Happens When the Taps Run Dry?
Emergency Water Planning Best Practices

Jim Siplon

Local Emergency Management Planning and Response
Leslie Luke

Hospital Utilities Planning Template

The Overview of System Failures Chart is a customizable template for hospital incident command and house supervisors to use in planning for various hospital system failures. It lists what will be affected when a system goes down, who the system failure will impact, key actions that should be initiated and primary planning partners.

Tools by Key Utility System

Below are examples of planning tools and established procedures from various hospitals that you may wish to summarize and incorporate into the Overview of System Failure chart, as appropriate for your own facility.

Multiple Systems

Electrical Power






Piped Medical Gases


CHA would like to thank the following organizations who generously shared their resources to develop this toolkit:

  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Manteca/Modesto, Kaiser Permanente
  • Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Health & Services
  • San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
  • Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
  • Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and California Pacific Medical Center, Sutter Health
  • UCSD Medical Center, University of California San Diego Health System

Tuesday, September 24

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General Sessions

The Boston Marathon Bombings
Paul D. Biddinger

Insights from ASPR
Nicole Lurie

Hospital Emergency Response Legal Issues – Lessons from Joplin
H. Dwight Douglas

Luncheon Session

EMSA and CDPH Updates
Howard Backer and Susan Fanelli

Breakout Sessions

Hospital Incident Command System Revision Project
Mary Massey and Loni Howard

Emergency Response for Loss of Electronic Medical Records
Michael J. Munda and Jenn Mahan

Partnering with Volunteers in a Disaster
Carole Snyder, Terry Stone, Christopher Riccardi and Sandra Shields

Considerations for Special Populations During a Disaster
Gina Biter-Mundt and Donna Williams

Practice Did Not Make Perfect – Lessons from a Rural Hospital Evacuation
Robyn Atadero, Cedric Cesena, Brendan Manning and Pete Mercado

Disaster Planning for Obstetric Units: OB Train
Kay Daniels and Nancy Peterson

Essentials of an Emergency Management Program
Loni Howard

Contra Costa County Chevron Fire Incident
Pat Frost, Malcolm Johnson, Shirley Steinback and Caryn Thornburg

How Health Systems May Participate in the State’s Mobile Field Hospital Program
Patty Skoglund, Lisa Schoenthal, Colin Bucks and Mary Ann Codeglia

Wednesday, September 25

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General Sessions

In the Eye of the Storm: Lessons in Leadership
Leslie D. Hirsch

Hurricane Sandy Evacuation
Kristin Stevens

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2013 Statewide Medical and Health Exercise Update
Susan Fanelli and Mary Massey

Teamwork in Action: The Asiana Plane Crash Response
Kevin Rose, Lann Wilder, Margaret Knudson and Rachael Kagan

Breakout Sessions

Developing a Comprehensive Disaster Exercise Program –
The Physician’s Perspective
Joel T. Levis

San Bernardino County Surge Capacity Planning
Matt Baca, Juan G. “Jerry” Nevarez and Dori Baeza

Planning and Training for an Active Shooter Event
Caryn Thornburg

Business Continuity and Financial Considerations for Hospitals
Jeremy Stacy

Ready to Reunify: Best Practices in Family Support and Reunification
Sandra Shields, Michelle Constant, Millicent Wilson, Eleanor Guzik and Anne E. Reynolds

After Action Reporting
Mary Massey

Pediatric Surge Planning Across the State
Kathy Stevenson, Pat Frost, Mary Jo Quintero and Ryan Burgess