Emergency Preparedness

THA’s emergency preparedness and response resources are designed to assist hospitals and health systems in planning for and reacting to hazards and regional disasters.  Health care planning establishes hospital and community readiness before an emergency, and a proven response and recovery framework during and after an emergency. Health care readiness also increases overall community resiliency.

The Tennessee Hospital Association serves as a liaison between hospitals and the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), the American Hospital Association and other federal and state agencies. THA also partners directly with the TDH to provide ongoing education and training to communities all over the state via federal grant funding for disaster readiness and response.


2019 Upcoming Events:

Containment of Candida Auris Tabletop Exercise (8 Regions)
Your facility is notified of a patient with a Candida auris bloodstream infection. Identification of Candida auris is a public health emergency that requires prompt and through investigation in collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Health. Click here to learn more and register.

Opioid Outbreak Plan
The ongoing opioid epidemic puts Tennessee at high-risk for experiencing an outbreak of fatal or nonfatal overdoses. In this scenario-based interdisciplinary exercise, your community will identify and respond to an increase in opioid-related overdoses by communicating with key partners and determining roles and responsibilities. THA has partnered with TDH to offer a complimentary Opioid Outbreak Response Tabletop Exercise in 8 locations. Click here to learn more and register.

Evidence Based Training for EMS Practitioners in the Assessment and Treatment of Suspected Opioid Overdose
More information coming soon!


Past Presentations and Resources:


State Resources:

Resources on state services and activities, Healthcare Coalition contacts and more available here.


Who to contact:

Mike Dietrich, VP Membership Services

Lisa Wright, VP Education