|The Network was honored to welcome 160 senior leaders and partners from healthcare, private industry, and local and state public health and emergency management at its Executive Breakfast on September 15th.
The power of collaboration and coordination as a community was the overriding message from keynote speaker Dr. Dan Hanfling. His presentation focused on what we need to consider as threats and having a common understanding of what crisis standards of care could look like during a disaster. Dr. Hanfling, Chair, NASEM Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness and Contributing Scholar, Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, was instrumental in the foundation of one of the nation’s first healthcare coalitions, Northern Virginia Hospital Alliance, created in 2002.
We also heard from Michael Loehr, Chief of Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Washington Department of Health, about the need to have a plan for employees when disaster strikes, the changing landscape of healthcare preparedness and future priorities for our state.
Thank you to all who attended, and to our event sponsors, members and partners for their support! We look forward to next year’s event.