(A-1) Hospital Preparedness in a Changing Climate: Lessons from Extreme Weather Events

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As global temperatures rise, storms are becoming more frequent and more severe. Similarly, droughts and wildfires will increasingly threaten communities in Western states. This panel will share the experiences of hospitals and health systems that have recently “weathered the storm,” including the threats from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma along with last fall’s devastating fires in California. Learn how health systems and hospitals planned and prepared for these events, including both emergency preparedness efforts in the days leading up to and during the event as well as longer-term investments in infrastructure. Panelists will share their specific experiences and recommendations for best practices for creating climate-smart hospitals as anchors for resilient communities.

ACHE: 1 hour | ANCC: 1 hour | Physician CME: 1 hour

Climate Green Design Leadership