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Emergency Preparedness and Response Efforts in Critical Access Hospitals

Duration: approximately minutes

Featured Speakers

Alana Knudson Alana Knudson, PhD, Senior Research Director of NORC's Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis and Program Area, Director in NORC's Public Health Research Department
Gary Hall Gary Hall, Healthcare Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Estes Park Health, Park Hospital District
Steve Barnett Steve Barnett, DHA, CRNA, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at McKenzie Health System

Second in a 3-part webinar series on rural emergency preparedness highlighting how Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) have planned for, responded to, and recovered from disasters and share key points for CAHs responding to and recovering from disasters. Learn about the evacuation of Estes Park Health in Estes, Colorado as well as critical factors that played a role in the response and recovery efforts when a wildfire threatened its community. Also, hear how McKenzie Health System in Sandusky, Michigan responded to a cyberattack. The webinar will also share important considerations for CAHs and other rural hospitals when responding to disasters and emergencies, as featured in the Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response Toolkit. The toolkit and webinar were supported with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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