Hospital Evacuation
Lessons from the Caldor Fire

The primary objective of this presentation is to assist other health care facilities with improving their own response and business continuity plans in the event of a wildfire evacuation. Presenters share lessons learned from the full-scale evacuation of Barton Memorial Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility in response to the Caldor Fire. We will discuss the logistical challenges of evacuating and repopulating a bistate rural health care system, explore staffing and personnel challenges and considerations, and review lessons learned.


  • April Boyde, MSSM, CPP, Safety and Security Manage
  • Elizabeth Stork, Chief Human Resource Officer, Barton Health

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