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Nurses present at CHA’s disaster planning conference

Pat Frost, RN, MS, PNP-BC, director of emergency medical services for Contra Costa Health Services, Martinez, Calif., and Shirley Steinback, RN, BSN, MA, medical group administrator with Kaiser Permanente East Bay’s four medical centers in the San Francisco Bay area, took part in a panel discussion Sept. 24 at the 2013 Disaster Planning Conference for California Hospitals at the Sacramento (Calif.) Convention Center, according to a news release.

Shirley Steinback, RN, (left) and Pat Frost, RN, during the 2013 Disaster Planning Conference for California Hospitals on Sept. 24 at the Sacramento (Calif.) Convention Center.

The panelists discussed how community-based partnerships were utilized in response to a major fire at Chevron’s Richmond oil refinery and provided a comprehensive look into a community medical surge event, according to the release.

More than 900 nurses, physicians, ED managers, public health officials, emergency preparedness coordinators and clinical experts from across California attended the “We’re In This Together”-themed conference, which focused on the critical relationships between hospitals and their community partners in responding to a disaster.

The event was sponsored by the California Hospital Association and co-sponsored by the California Department of Public Health, California’s Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the Emergency Medical Services Authority.

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