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Wolf Administration Recognizes Hospital Emergency Preparedness Leaders

April 30, 2019

The Wolf Administration recently commended hospital leaders for their crucial roles in Pennsylvania’s public health emergency preparedness efforts. 

Hospital leaders who completed two-year rotations as chairs or co-chairs of the state’s nine regional health care coalitions were recognized during a Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) preparedness stakeholder meeting.

HAP President and CEO Andy Carter and DOH Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine each presented certificates to those being recognized. Each individual also received a letter from Governor Tom Wolf, thanking them for their dedication to health care preparedness during their tenure. 

Each health care coalition works with its region’s hospitals, emergency responders and management organizations, public health and safety agencies, schools, and community organizations to coordinate public health preparedness training, exercises, and responses during emergencies. 

HAP is proud to partner with DOH to carry out this important work. HAP’s six emergency preparedness managers support the coalitions and facilitate their work.

In addition to working with the state’s health care coalitions, HAP’s nationally recognized emergency preparedness staff helps member hospitals and health systems prepare for a host of emergencies and challenges that can arise from situations including—but not limited to—epidemics and outbreaks, natural disasters, large-scale events, cybersecurity breaches, and violence.  

Additionally HAPevolve, HAP’s on-demand and specialty consulting arm, has a team of experts who can provide custom solutions to help hospitals assess their current preparedness and provide custom tools and solutions to equip leadership and staff to respond to emergencies that could arise in the future.

For more information about HAP’s emergency preparedness team, contact Mark Ross, HAP’s vice president, emergency preparedness. For more information about HAPevolve’s emergency preparedness solutions, contact Tom Grace, RN, PhD, HAPevolve’s principal consultant, emergency preparedness.

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