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.

Past Presentations and Resources:

Containment of Candida auris Tabletop Exercise
Tennessee Hospital Association and Tennessee Department of Health hosted a tabletop exercise on containment of Candida auris at 8 locations throughout Tennessee in 2019.

Candida auris 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