Hospital Preparedness

Hospital Preparedness Advisory Group (HPAG)


Because the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) recognizes that hospitals are the experts on hospitals, the Hospital Preparedness Advisory Group (HPAG) was established in 2008 to:

  • Advise CHA’s Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program (HEP)
  • Assist in the implementation of CHA’s and HEP’s mission, vision and goals


To improve health care emergency responses through effective all-hazards planning, coordination and collaboration between health care organizations and community, local, regional, and state emergency preparedness partners.


For Colorado hospitals to achieve high levels of readiness to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from all hazards.

Current HPAG Members

Scott Anderson
Paramedic Supervisor/Emergency Preparedness
Southwest Memorial Hospital, Cortez
970.564.2091 / 970.739.8656

Brad Ferguson
Safety Manager
St. Mary's Hospital & Regional Medical Center, Grand Junction

Deb French
Director of Emergency Preparedness
Colorado Hospital Association, Greenwood Village

Steve Hilley
Hospital Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Yampa Valley Medical Center, Steamboat Springs

Tim Klippert
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
University of Colorado Health North, Broomfield

Dave Linebaugh
Manager, Occupational & Environmental Health and Safety
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Colorado Springs

Dave McGraw
Director of Support Services, Safety and Emergency Preparedness Response
Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center & Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home, Walsenburg
719.738.5145 / 719.989.8822

Mary Pancheri
Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness Manager
Longmont United Hospital, Longmont

Richard Prestidge
Program Manager & Grant Fiscal Officer
Colorado Hospital Association, Greenwood Village

Mary Rasmusson
Education Coordinator
Montrose Memorial Hospital, Montrose
970.252.2647 / 970.318.0406

Jenny Schmitz
Emergency Manager and Safety Officer
Denver Health, Denver
303.436.3086 / 303.419.8087

Zane Shaw
VHA Regional Emergency Manager, Region VIII
Veterans Administration, Glendale
303.331.5987 / 303.915.9611

DeeAnn Sierra
Clinical Practice Manager
Rio Grande Hospital, Del Norte
719.657.4603 / 719.657.2418 / 719.480.1510

Danyel Stewart
Administrative Assistant
Colorado Hospital Association, Greenwood Village

Laura Wilson
Compliance Officer/Quality and Risk Management/Emergency Preparedness and Safety Coordinator
Southeast Colorado Hospital District, Springfield

Julie Zangari
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Frisco
970.668.6944 / 970.485.4888

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