The New Hampshire Hospital Association, in conjunction with the State of NH Department of Health & Human Services, held a high threat summit event that brought together 130 people from across the State, representing Hospital Senior Management, Physicians, Clinicians, Infection Preventionists, Emergency Management Coordinators and Public Health professionals.  Titled PREPARING FOR HIGH THREAT INFECTIONS: INNOVATE, INVOLVE AND IMPROVE, the event focused on preparedness for high threat infections of all types that could impact our healthcare system, and integrated emergency planning with practical discussion through a tabletop exercise that provided for the learning of new perspectives and sharing of best practices.

The event was sponsored by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and the New Hampshire Hospital Association.  It was funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and theUS DHHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.


To download the presentations from the day-long event, click on the links below:

EBOLA:  A Personal Story

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Rick Sacra, SIM Missionary, ELWA Hospital, Monrovia, Liberia


Building a Successful PPE Program; the Challenges, Champions and Checkboxes

(slides not available)


Pulse Check on Readiness in New Hampshire

Elizabeth R. Daly, MPH, Chief, Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, NH Department of Health and Human Services ,Antonia L. Altomare, DO, MPH, Hospital Epidemiologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, John Levitow, BSN, MA, RN, NREMT-P, Director of Emergency Nursing & EMS,  Frisbie Memorial Hospital


Regional Concept of Operations

Tom Hutton, Healthcare Systems Preparedness Manager, Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management Massachusetts Department of Public Health


Regional Treatment Center

David Reisman, Senior Administrative Director, Department of Emergency Medicine Associate Director, Center for Disaster Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital