Emergency Management Response Symposium

How prepared are you as a hospital leader to deal with emergencies like an active shooter, power outages, technology failures, evacuations, natural disasters, mass casualty events?


The DCHA Emergency Management Committee, as per the Hospital Preparedness Program Grant, facilitated through the DC Health and Medical Coalition, is happy to facilitate an educational opportunity designed to increase hospital executive’s engagement in preparedness and response activities, understandings of regulatory requirements, and ensuring the sustainability of emergency preparedness for their facility and the District’s health care system.


  • Member Hospital Presidents
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Chief Nursing Officers
  • Other C-Suite Professionals
  • ED Directors
  • Emergency Managers


9-11 am
DCHA Emergency Management Committee Meeting

11-11:45 am
Special Feature: How Kaiser Permanente Plans for Emergency Response, A Roundtable Discussion with Machelle Behzadi, RN Vice President Quality, Regulatory, and Risk Management, & Matthew Aiken, MS-ENDM, RN, NHDP-BC Regional Director, Emergency Management

11:45 am-Noon
Registration & Member Sign-In

Noon-1 pm
Lunch Special: Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center Response to October 1, 2018 Las Vegas Mass Casualty Event with Michael P. Kelly, Vice President of Perioperative Services, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

1-1:35 pm
Breakout Session: Hospital Incident Command Activity

1:30-1:55 pm
Activity Report Out & Debrief

1:55-2 pm
Closing Remarks