Minutes to Hours
The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Evacuation Toolkit

This session will provide emergency management personnel with an overview of hospital evacuation considerations when there are only minutes to hours to prepare. The life cycle of an evacuation event will be presented including the Pre-Evacuation, Evacuation, and Post-Evacuation stages, with a focus on the preparedness and response actions in each stage. The components of a standardized evacuation toolkit and recommendations for hospitals/health care systems to adapt and implement the toolkit will be reviewed.


  • Suzy Fitzgerald, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Regional EM Training Director & Emergency Physician, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
  • Shakiara Kitchen, CHEP, CEM, Regional Practice Specialist, Emergency Management, Kaiser Permanante

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