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When Disaster Strikes: How to Maintain Continuity of Care Leadership Scan

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
12:00 pm1:00 pm

Hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires and other events of nature occur with little-to-no warning. During these natural disasters, communities continue to depend on hospitals for care. Regardless of these uncontrollable events, hospitals must remain a beacon of hope, and this comes with emergency preparedness.

How provider organizations prepare for and respond to these often-overwhelming threats to clinical care will largely determine whether that beacon continues to shine.

Continuity of hospital services demands strategies that create resilience and allow clinical services and overall hospital operations to remain on track amid potential obstacles.

Join us as we discuss what it takes to succeed in these moments of truth. Our panel of health care leaders will share insights and tactics that helped their organizations respond effectively during some of the nation’s most challenging disasters.

Learning Objectives

- To define what it takes to build a culture of preparedness.
- To assess threats to continuity of clinical operations during disasters.
- To define key elements of an operations continuity plan.
- To share insights on how to problem solve in real time during a crisis.


Dr. Scott Nygaard, MD
Chief Operating Officer
Lee Health

Randy S. Rogers
Chief Executive Officer
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital

Leo Penzi, MD
Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA)