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Hospital Leaders Share Insight From Disaster Experiences

For disaster preparedness staff

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At last month’s Disaster Planning for California Hospitals conference in Pasadena, a panel of hospital executives whose hospitals had been affected by recent fires and mudslides shared their experiences, reinforced the importance of preparedness, and offered first-hand insight. The video below captures some of their struggles and discoveries both during and after major natural disasters.

The video is also included in a consumer-focused disaster readiness article on Our Health California, CHA’s digital community of more than 1 million supporters. The article “Prep Like a Hospital” was published during National Preparedness Month (September), and features clips from the video as well as preparation tips that hospitals well know: securing the surroundings, having a plan, and staying informed.

Our Health California offers a forum for telling compelling stories about the contributions hospitals make to individuals and their communities and urges supporters to take action on behalf of policies hospitals support — including federal advocacy and statewide legislation and ballot initiatives.