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Emergency Preparedness - A collaborative Effort

  • Intereum 9800 8th Avenue North Plymouth, MN, 55441 United States (map)

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At HCI, we are excited about the Super Bowl coming to town, and realize that this is an opportunity to talk about and learn about how our communities and hospital systems prepare for impactful events.

Kris Kaus, MPH, MT, CEM, CHPCP
System Manager, Fairview Health Services
Kris Kaus is the System Manager for Emergency Management and Business Continuity at Fairview Health Services.  Kris has 11 years of experience in the Emergency Management field.  She is a member of the Regional Hospital Resource Center team, the All Hazards Incident Management Team for the metro region and is a member of the metro region Exercise Planning Workgroup.  Kris has served in the roles of Incident Commander, Liaison Officer, and Logistics Chief in the Incident Command System and has served in the Health and Medical role in the City EOC for past large scale events.   

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Lance Ross, MBA, CEM
Manager, Emergency Department
North Memorial Health
Lance Ross is the North Memorial Health System Emergency Manager.  He has also worked with the University of Minnesota as the Assistant Director of Emergency Management  and also is the  Regional EMS Coordinator for the Metro Region.  He is a member of the Minnesota Type III Incident Management Team.  Lance has trained for roles such as Operations Section Chief and Planning Section Chief. He was deployed for incidents such as Hurricane Irene and Sandy, Red River Floods, Wadena tornado among many other deployments.  

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Amy Peterson, CHSP, EM
Emergency Manager, Regions Hospital
Amy Peterson is the Emergency Manager for Regions Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center in St. Paul, MN, where she has worked for 18 years.  She received her Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP) license in 2010 and received her Certified Emergency Management (CEM) degree in 2012 and became the Emergency Manager in 2017. She chairs the Hospital’s Disaster Committee and provides oversight and coordination for emergency and disaster planning across the organization. 

Moderator: Troy Stutz, RJM Construction

CEU: Approved for 1 Hour AIA Credit, LU and HSW
Learning Objectives for Education: 

  • HSW: Wayfinding – Learn about the strategies regarding entrance, exiting and navigation in the building. The impact of the interior space layout for the navigation of a patient from entrance to exit experience
  • Legal: Learn about the process of external coordination between systems – policies, patient transfer, quality of care, EMR, billings. 
  • Building Science: Learn about methods such as External barricades, blast resistant construction assemblies, overflow space to serve additional people.
  • Life Safety: Learn about space requirements as it relates to the handling of an emergency or disaster event such as overflow into corridors, egress routes, suspension of code compliance, and clearance requirements.

3:30 – 4:00pm: Registration & Networking
4:00 – 5:00pm: Program
5:00 – 6:00pm: Networking

This Event is FREE members!
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Earlier Event: October 24
The Business Case for ICRA
Later Event: February 20
Networking Happy Hour