2024 Emergency Services Forum

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
May 6, 2024 | 8:00AM - 4:00PM PT

Join us for the 2024 Emergency Services Forum in beautiful Newport Beach. This conference is dedicated to the uniqueness of hospital ED management and its intersection with emergency services and the community.  

Our closing keynote speaker is confirmed. Mark your calendar to ensure you hear RaDonda Vaught, the first nurse ever criminally charged in a medication error resulting in injury or death. This is a can’t miss opportunity.   

Let’s start changing the tides to continue making a difference in emergency services.

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. | Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibitor Viewing 

8:00 – 8:15 a.m. | Opening Comments 

8:15 – 9:15 a.m. | What Keeps You Up at Night? A Panel Discussion with Prehospital Leaders 

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | Improving Emergency Department Throughput 
Dr. Barbara Bond, Emergency Medicine, Sutter Health  

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Break & Exhibitor Viewing 

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | Behavioral Health Panel 
Dr. Aimee Moulin, UC Davis Health and Kirsten Barlow, CHA 

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Hosted Lunch 

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. | General Session 

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. | EMTALA 
Alicia Macklin, Partner, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman 

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. | Break & Exhibitor Raffle 

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. |Standards of Practice, Not Standards of Perfection 
RaDonda Vaught 

Keynote speaker has been confirmed!

RaDonda Vaught
RaDonda Vaught was the subject of one of the highest-profile healthcare criminal cases in recent years. She holds a BSN and a Certificate in Leadership from Western Kentucky University. While working as a BSN prepared registered nurse, Mrs. Vaught committed a medication error that ended the life of a patient in 2017. She was charged under administrative law by the Tennessee Department of Health, leading to the revocation of her nursing license by the Tennessee Board of Nursing in a July 2021 hearing. Additionally, she was charged under criminal law and found guilty by jury trial of two felony charges in March of 2022: Negligent Homicide, and Abuse of an Impaired Adult, with placement on an Elder Abuse registry in the state of Tennessee. Mrs. Vaught is uniquely qualified to speak firsthand on the impact this sentinel event has had on her life and her profession, along with the implications of the legal actions that followed. A passionate advocate for safety and improvement, her story will be one that is not easily forgotten.

Member Early Bird: $325*
Government Early Bird: $325*
Nonmember Early Bird: $1000*

*Early bird pricing expires on March 6, 2024.

Member: $350
Government: $350
Nonmember: $1100

Members are CHA member hospitals. Nonmembers are limited to non-hospital health care providers, clinics, post-acute facilities, and consultants, insurance companies, law firms and other entities that serve hospitals. Education programs and publications are a membership benefit and are not available to eligible non-member California hospitals.

Cancellation Policy

A $75 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. Cancellations must be made in writing 7 or more days prior to the scheduled event and emailed to No refunds will be made after these dates. Substitutions are encouraged. In the unlikely event that the program is cancelled, refunds will be issued to paid registrants within 30 days.


A confirmation will be sent to all registrants. On-site registrations and any unpaid registrations may be subject to an additional 10% fee.

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations pursuant to the American’s with Disabilities Act please call (916) 552-7637.


CHA will photograph this event. If you prefer not to be photographed, please email CHA at

Quality Assurance/Grievance

The CHA education quality assurance/grievance policy is available upon request by emailing If you have any concerns or dissatisfaction with the quality of a CHA education program, please contact Robyn Thomason, Vice President, Education at (916) 552-7514, or email


Contact the Education Department at

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
1107 Jamboree Rd
Newport Beach, CA 92660, CA 92501
(949) 729-1234
Discount Deadline is April 14, 2024.

The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach has rooms available at a discounted rate beginning at $199 for the meeting. One-time convenience and housekeeping fees are additional. For reservations, call (949) 729-1234 and mention the “Emergency Services Forum.” Don’t delay; the deadline for discounted sleeping rooms is April 14, 2024. To book a room online, click here.

For sponsorship opportunities at the Emergency Services Forum, contact Lisa Hartzell.