California hospitals are a critical element within the disaster
medical response system and work collaboratively with local
government, other health care providers and other agencies to
plan, prepare for and respond to the needs of victims of natural
or man-made disasters, bioterrorism, and other public health
emergencies. Hospital emergency preparedness is a priority for
government at all levels, as well as a key focus of regulatory
and accrediting agencies.
On June 8, 2021 CHA distributed its final edition of CHA’s
Coronavirus Response. CHA will provide
regular updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic through its
twice-weekly newsletter, CHA News. Staff at member hospitals who
don’t currently receive CHA News may subscribe on the CHA website.
COVID-19 brought about unforeseen challenges and solutions,
forever changing the face of emergency readiness. With gritty
determination and endless perseverance, you demonstrated day in
and day out how valuable you are to keeping our communities safe
In 2020, emergency services professionals, community partners and
health care leaders learned from each other like never before.
You took new paths to find solutions, created new protocols,
found light at the end of a long tunnel – moving beyond the
Join us at this year’s Disaster Planning Conference as we share
lessons from 2020 and apply them to the challenges facing 2021.
This crosswalk provides a view of the CMS Emergency Preparedness
Rule for hospitals in comparison with The Joint Commission (TJC),
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Title 22, and
Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) requirements.