Event Format



Wed, Jul 10, 2024, 12:00 PM – Wed, Jul 10, 2024, 01:00 PM




AHA Leadership Scan

Event Host

Contact Information

Brooke Akins
(312) 895-2547


AHA Leadership Scan: A Series of Virtual Panel Discussions

When Disaster Strikes: How to Maintain Continuity of Care  
What it takes to continue safe care delivery during times of crisis

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 
1 - 2 p.m. Eastern; noon - 1 p.m. Central; 10 - 11 a.m. Pacific  

Hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires and other events of nature occur with little-to-no warning. During these natural disasters, communities continue to depend on hospitals for care. Regardless of these uncontrollable events, hospitals must remain a beacon of hope, and this comes with emergency preparedness.

How provider organizations prepare for and respond to these often-overwhelming threats to clinical care will largely determine whether that beacon continues to shine.

Continuity of hospital services demands strategies that create resilience and allow clinical services and overall hospital operations to remain on track amid potential obstacles.

Join us as we discuss what it takes to succeed in these moments of truth. Our panel of health care leaders will share insights and tactics that helped their organizations respond effectively during some of the nation’s most challenging disasters.

Learning Objectives

  • To define what it takes to build a culture of preparedness.
  • To assess threats to continuity of clinical operations during disasters.
  • To define key elements of an operations continuity plan.
  • To share insights on how to problem solve in real time during a crisis. 


Scott Nygaard, MD 
Chief Operating Officer  
Lee Health  

Randy S. Rogers 
Chief Executive Officer  
UCI Health - Fountain Valley Hospital

Leo Penzi, MD 
Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer 
North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA)

AHA Moderator: 

Lori Wightman, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, PCC, FAONL 
Senior Director, AONL Professional Practice 
The American Hospital Association 

By attending the AHA Leadership virtual panel discussion "When Disaster Strikes: How to Maintain Continuity of Care" offered by the AHA, participants may earn up to 1 ACHE Qualified Education Hour toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation. 

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