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2024: Western Region Health Coalition Emergency Management Seminar


2024 Western Region Health Coalition Emergency Management Seminar
Chemical Events: Preparedness/Response
May 14, 2024
8:00am - 12:45pm

VIRTUAL

 ***  REGISTER HERE  ***

REGISTRATION LINK FOR VIRTUAL SEMINAR: https://urmc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Nj7GjGDvSfiYp4iqy1a2Qg
FLYER:

QUESTIONS: please contact the Finger Lakes Regional Training Center

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The 2024 Western Region Health Coalition Emergency Management Seminar will provide participants with relevant information and best practice suggestions to better prepare for, manage and recover from Hazardous Material events that could occur within our coalition.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Based on presentations, participants will be able to:

  • Identify ways in which hospitals, EMS, public health and emergency management can prepare for, respond to and recover from a hazmat event in the community
  • Learn about the state and federal resources that are available for deployment and use during a chemical incident
  • Describe effective methods utilized by agencies and hospitals to respond to hazmat incidents
  • OBJECTIVE 4

TARGET AUDIENCE

Hospitals, EMS, public health, emergency managers and other healthcare/first response agencies who may play a role in a disaster that affects the health delivery system in the community

AGENDA - PRESENTATIONS/SPEAKERS/BIOS

*topics and speakers subject to change*

May 14, 2024 @ 8:00am - 12:45pm

0800-0815

Welcome/Opening Remarks

Speaker: Timothy Tull
WRHEPC Workgroup/Seminar Committee Chair
Vice President, Chief Safety and Security
Rochester Regional Health

0815-0910

Decontamination Operations for Hospital First Receivers: SUNY Upstate & Brighton Towers Event 2023

Speaker: Christopher Dunham, MBA 
Director of Emergency Management 
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Summary:

 


Objectives:

This presentation is a review of an actual event in Syracuse that involved multiple agencies responding to an unknown agent impacting responders.
 
  • Review SUNY Upstate's existing hazmat/decon program capabilities
  • Review action items and timelines regarding the multi-agency event
  • Discuss specific lessons learned from this event
Handouts: None

0915-1010

CHEMPAK Deployment

Speaker Stephen M. Brucato, BS EMT-P
District Chief
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems

Matt Wiley
Manager, Emergency Preparedness and Response
Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management
New York State Department of Health
Summary:





Objectives:
 
Handouts:  

1015-1110

Building an Effective Hazmat Team & Providing Staff Support

Speaker: Rebecca Gomez, PsyD
Clinical Health Psychologist
Clinician Resiliency and Well-being Program
Wellstar Health System

Summary:

Objectives:

 
Handouts:  

1115-1230

HAZMAT PREPAREDNESS - PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator Patricia J Mason
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Guthrie Corning Hospital
Panelists: TENTATIVE LIST (Suggestions/Not Confirmed)
-Robert Johnson - RRH - equipment
-Melissa (Liz) Rogers - RGH - staffing
-Ryan Hejmanowski - KH/BG - staffing, equipment
-Joe Syracuse - UB TRC - OSHA/training
-Tom Saunders - URMC SMH - alternate DECON during construction
-Stephen Brucato - NYSDOH BEMS - EMS Response

Summary:

Objectives:

Panelists will tackle questions and challenges related to: training and certification, protocols and procedures, equipment and resources, response times, internal and external coordination/collaboration, training and drills, waste management, documentation and reporting, monitoring and evaluation, community outreach and education, adaptability to emerging threats

1230-1245

CLOSING REMARKS/EVALUATIONS/CERTIFICATES

Speaker Anne D’Angelo, MS, RN
Program Director, Finger Lakes/Western Region Health EP Training Center
University of Rochester Medical Center

CERTIFICATION

A Certificate of Attendance will be available to all attendees that complete a post-session evaluation.

This activity is approved by NYS BEMS for a maximum of 4 EMS CME.  EMS CME Core/Non-Core Credits for each session will be listed on the Certificate of Attendance.  EMS Attendees must attend the entire seminar to claim EMS CME.

SEMINAR PLANNING COMMITTEE

  • Timothy Tull
    Vice President, Chief Safety and Security and Seminar Planning Committe Chair
    Rochester Regional Health
    rrh
  • Anne D’Angelo, MS, RN
    Program Director, Finger Lakes Regional Training Center and Seminar Planning Committee Co-Chair
    University of Rochester Medical Center
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  • Rodney Buchanan
    Westfield Memorial Hospital
    WMH
  • Jamie Damcott
    Project Coordinator/Medical Staff Office
    Westfield Memorial Hospital
    WMH
  • Nicole Gerber, PhD, RBP, CEM, CHEC
    Emergency and Safety Program Manager/Biosafety Officer
    Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
    roswell
  • Ryan Hejmankowski, CHEP, CHEC II
    Manager, Corporate Emergency Management
    Kaleida Health
    Media – News & Media – Kaleida Health
  • David Lanning
    Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
    Arnot Health Systems
    arnot
  • Patricia J Mason
    Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
    ​Guthrie Corning Hospital/Guthrie Cortland Medical Center
    corning
  • Joanna Miller, MBA
    VP Risk, Quality and Disaster Management
    Orleans Community Health - Medina Memorial Hospital
    medina
  • Leiya Miller
    Emergency Preparedness/Public Health Tech - Environmental Health
    Allegany County Department of Health
    Allegany
  • William Peterson
    Emergency Management Specialist
    Kaleida Health System
    Media – News & Media – Kaleida Health
  • Lynn M. Sigeti
    Regional Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
    Hospital Association of Western & Central New York
    hawcny
  • Eileen Spezio
    Senior Administrative Assistant, Finger Lakes Regional Training Center
    University of Rochester Medical Center
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WORKSHOP SPONSORS

 

This seminar series has been partially funded through a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the 2023-2024 New York State Department of Health Office of Health Emergency Preparedness awarded to the University of Rochester Medical Center - Finger Lakes Regional Health Emergency Preparedness Training Center (HTC)