2017 Disaster Planning Conference to Share Lessons Learned from New York Hospital Shooting

CHA’s Disaster Planning for California Hospitals Conference, to be held Sept. 18-20 in Sacramento, will provide an inside look at the recent shooting at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in New York. Sridhar S. Chilimuri, MD, FACP, AGAF, physician-in-chief and chairman, Department of Medicine for Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, will recount how hospital staff performed heroically under duress, saving all six of the wounded. “Timely action is what saved lives that day,” Chilimuri said. “Many of our victims had horrendous injuries from assault weapons at a close range, but the team that worked on them kept all of them alive.”

Other conference highlights include keynote sessions on the 2017 Oroville Dam crisis and emerging infectious diseases; a pre-conference workshop on regulatory, accreditation and grant requirements for emergency management; 19 different breakout sessions; an exhibit show and more. The conference is the largest statewide program for hospital emergency preparedness professionals. The full agenda as well as registration and hotel information is available at