How Coalitions can Safeguard Patients in Power Outages
Los Angeles County EMS Agency
Powered for Patients

Oct 4, 2023  |  Disaster Planning for California Hospitals


California Initiated Public Safety Power Shutoffs to minimize the risk of wildfires triggered by power lines, forcing hospitals to rely on emergency power. Learn how hospital generator failures led the LA County Healthcare Coalition to launch an initiative to identify emergency power vulnerabilities and develop innovative solutions to close gaps. It culminated with the publication of the Healthcare Facility Emergency Power Resilience Playbook. Attendees will learn to use the Playbook to bolster hospital emergency power resilience in their jurisdictions.


  • Christopher Sandoval, RN, MICN, Disaster Program Manager, Los Angeles County EMS Agency
  • Eric Cote, Project Director, Powered for Patients