UAB Hospital Emergency Management Committee

Name of Committee: UAB Hospital Emergency Management Committee (EMC)

Mission Statement: The Hospital Emergency Management Committee (EMC) is the multidisciplinary group responsible for compliance with Joint Commission Emergency Management (EM) standards. The committee is comprised of representatives from administration, emergency medicine, emergency management, nursing, risk management, patient safety, planning, and other leaders from departments across the hospital as well as community partners.

Chair Name: Dr. Sarah Nafziger, Ted Rorrer

Committee Contact Person: Ted Rorrer
Phone number: 934-1247
Email address: trorrer@uabmc.edu

Committee Objectives:
  1. Provide a structure for the mitigation, preparation, response and recovery related to emergencies that may impact the hospital.
  2. Identify the potential hazards, threats, and adverse events, and assess the impact on the care, treatment, and services the hospital provides our patients.
  3. Adopt an all-hazards approach to emergency management to address a range of emergencies regardless of cause.
  4. Evaluate, exercise, and revise as appropriate emergency planning and response documents.

Links
FEMA training
Alabama EMA
Hospital Incident Command System (HICS)
Personal preparedness

Meeting Dates:
December 20, 2012
March 28, 2013
June 27, 2013
September 26, 2013
December 19, 2013