Disruptions Track : Key Elements of a Natural Disaster Plan
Date & Time
Monday, February 20, 2023, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

According to, in 2021, the U.S. experienced 20 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters, putting 2021 in second place for the most disasters in a calendar year, behind the record 22 separate billion-dollar events in 2020. In regions around the country, it seems not a question of if, but when they will be impacted by a natural disaster. Is your organization ready? From planning to execution, this session will provide key elements of a natural disaster plan that every organization must have to ensure they will be ready when disaster strikes.


Learning Objectives:

1. Explain recent changes to the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule and The Joint Commission’s restructuring of its Emergency Management (EM) Chapter.

2. Devise the foundation for an emergency operations plan, the elements of a response and recovery plan.

3. Describe the concept of plan standardization and scalability across large and small healthcare organizations.

4. Evaluate areas where your organization can enhance and reinforce its natural disaster planning.