Hospital Preparedness

C-Suite Initiatives

C-Suite support is integral to the success of any disaster planning effort. The following resources are designed to help hospital emergency preparedness coordinators engage the C-Suite in emergency planning activities. To submit resources for inclusion on this page, please email

  • CHA Emergency Preparedness Newsletter – Preventing and Responding to Patient- and Visitor-Generated Violence
    The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) released this six-page newsletter in April 2012, with the primary goal of highlighting recent violent incidents in hospital settings. The newsletter features first-hand accounts from hospital representatives involved in the incidents. Additionally, a summary of recent legal requirements tied to this issue; support for a cultural shift to zero tolerance; methods for proactive prevention; and planning considerations for responding during an incident are included in the newsletter.
  • CHA Emergency Preparedness Newsletter – Survival Basics: What Every Hospital CEO Should Know and Do Before Disaster Strikes
    CHA released this four-page Emergency Planning newsletter on Apr. 15, 2011. The primary goal of the newsletter was to highlight the importance of emergency preparedness planning for C-Suite managers by providing current examples of how planning helped rebuild a hospital, the importance of establishing financial and other systems prior to a disaster, and how Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) can help ensure the continuation of business after a disaster.
  • CHA Emergency Preparedness Newsletter – Planning Continuity of Operations Before Disaster Strikes
    CHA released this four-page Continuity of Operations planning newsletter on Dec. 15, 2011. The primary goal of the newsletter was to highlight the importance of Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) for C-Suite managers by providing definitions, explaining regulatory requirements, providing steps on getting started, and front-line experience tips.
  • Pandemic Tabletop Exercise
    The Fugian Flu Pandemic 2011 TTX for rural Colorado hospitals was developed at the request of the Colorado Hospital Association and the Colorado Rural Health Center. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) guidance, specifically prompts exercises and after action improvement planning. This situation manual (SITMAN) should provide participants with sufficient information and tools necessary for their roles in the exercise.
  • THE TORNADO: Lessons Learned in Greensburg, a Presentation by Mary Sweet, Kiowa County Hospital
    This presentation discusses Kiowa County Hospital’s recovery following a devastating tornado. The hospital’s mitigation efforts and lessons learned can be shared with C-Suite managers to emphasize the importance of preparedness.
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