The design of your EMS System’s preparedness planning must include the local and regional hospitals. Each EMS service must participate in the surge capacity planning for the hospitals to assure a smooth transition of care during times of crisis.
Christopher Riccardi, CHSP, CHEP
Chris riccardi is the Emergency Management O cer, disaster Preparedness and Project Coordinator for Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His responsibilities include oversight of the hospital’s management of the federally funded Healthcare Preparedness Program and development of various hospital training programs related to disaster preparedness. Chris currently presides as the Chair for the California Hospital Association’s Emergency Management Advisory Committee. Chris also represents hospitals as a member of the Los Angeles County EMS/department of Public Health disaster Coalition Advisory Committee.
Terry Stone, RN, MS, EMS
Terry Stone is currently the Safety O cer and Emergency Preparedness Manager of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, California. Terry is a registered nurse, has
a Masters degree in healthcare administration, and is certi ed in healthcare quality and emergency management. The majority of her career has been in nursing, administrative leadership positions, and emergency management in the acute care hospital setting. Terry and Chris riccardi are both part of the Los Angeles Healthcare Coalition and partnered in developing the 15 to 50… approach to a Mass Casualty Incident.