Sept. 8, 2016, CMS finalized a rule for emergency
preparedness conditions of participation with an effective date of Nov. 15, 2016, and an
implementation date of Nov. 15, 2017. MHA staff has compiled
will continue to maintain, a comprehensive collection of appropriate hospital
guidance and technical assistance.
Facilitation Skills for Emergency Managers
May 8 - 9, 2018
2nd Quarter Emergency Preparedness Program Update Webinar
11 a.m., Thursday, May 10, 2018
Contact An Expert
President of Grant Management and Safety
Manager of Emergency Preparedness/Response Systems
Carissa Van Hunnik
Manager of Emergency Preparedness/Data Systems
MHA launched the Hospital Employee Relief Operation – HERO – program in
2009 after the Joplin, Mo., tornado devastated the community. The tornado
resulted in the complete destruction of one of the community’s two hospitals.
Because of the large number of hospital employees in the community who were
affected by the tornado, MHA sought donations to the HERO fund to help them
recover some of their losses. The fund is activated during natural disasters to alleviate the impact to Missouri hospital employees.