Resiliency in Health Care: Disaster Preparedness Seminar at GVSU

Learn what West Michigan Health Providers are doing to prepare for natural disasters

Join a panel of local experts exploring the book “Five Days at Memorial” by Sheri Fink as part of the Community Reading Project.

This free event will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on November 19 at Loosemore Auditorium on the Grand Valley State University campus. It is open to the public.

“Five Days at Memorial” recounts the emergency management planning leading to events at Memorial Hospital during Hurricane Katrina. The panel will discuss what is being done in West Michigan to ensure emergency preparedness for local disasters. Author Sheri Fink will be visiting Grand Rapids in March.

The Panel includes:

  • Karla Black – Preparedness Coordinator for the Kent County Health Department
  • Julie Bulson – Spectrum Health’s Director, Emergency Preparedness
  • Todd Chassee – Emergency Care Specialist, Medical Director KCEMS, Assistant Professor MSU
  • Jamie Crouch – Safety and Security Office at Metro Health
  • Mark Iverson – Integrity/Security Director at St. Mary’s Health Care
  • Jack Stewart – Kent County Emergency Management Coordinator, LEPC
  • Mary VanDyke – Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Spectrum Health

To learn more about this event, contact the Brooks College Office of Integrative Learning and Advising at 133 Lake Michigan Hall, integrative@gvsu.edu or visit www.gvsu.edu/read.