2019 Hospital System Industry Group Forum: Should We Stay or Should We Go? Considering Care and Costs in the Face of Disasters


Wednesday, Dec. 4

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

On a near-daily basis, the news can be fraught with alerts about natural and man-made disasters. For healthcare and long-term care facilities, these kinds of events trigger a different level of concern. HR, operations, and risk management professionals are faced with challenges in caring for their patients and staff, managing logistics and facilities, ensuring safety, and also thinking about how to cover expenses. Comprehensive, effective emergency preparedness, and evacuation planning is critical in maintaining order and health, as well as ensuring compliance and preserving reputation.

In this session, we’ll walk through the steps of risk assessment and how to create an emergency plan so your organization can react quickly, confidently, and safely when faced with a crisis.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Log in to your DMEC account prior to registering to receive member pricing.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of the current challenges in managing the risks, requirements, and costs of emergency preparedness planning for healthcare organizations, and learn about strategies to improve process and safety.
  • Discover the latest compliance updates within the Federal Register’s Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers.
  • Explore recent case studies from healthcare organizations who faced emergency situations and the lessons learned as they weathered the storms.


Susan Burns, AVP, Specialty Operations, Professional Liability, Sedgwick

Susan Burns is an assistant vice president for specialty operations and professional liability at Sedgwick. With her background as a registered nurse and medical malpractice defense attorney, Susan brings a unique perspective to the strategic oversight of the senior living programs she manages at Sedgwick. Prior to joining Sedgwick, Susan’s 20+ year claims career included claims management positions at national and global insurance carriers.



This session qualifies for the following CEUs:  1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify CEU credit.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Not sure if your organization is a member? Use our online form to verify membership and sign up as an individual under your company’s membership.

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