Office of Emergency Management  

OEM: Together Prepared, Together Ready

Our mission is to maintain business continuity and the highest level of quality care and service during and after disasters. We identify, create, establish and test emergency management systems that provide for mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery for SHC and LPCH hospitals.


Stanford Hospital and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Physicians take part in a scheduled Pandemic Flu Exercise in 2008

We seek to establish best practices and new standards for Emergency Management and to be recognized as an Industry Leader by creating a Center of Excellence in Emergency Management and advancing the field of Disaster Medicine.


Why your Department Disaster Plans are Critically Important
May 4, 2009 | 10:03 am
When a real disaster happens - and it will - you will respond. Even if you freeze and do nothing - that is a response. Immediately knowing exactly what to do is the ideal response. It starts with a good department plan describing roles and is supplemented by training.

Planning & Preparation Can Start Today
May 3, 2009 | 8:23 am
It's time. And we'll help you develop basic disaster preparedness plans for you and your loved ones. You'll find checklinsts plus helpful and sobering information on -- just click on the "Individuals & Families." This site can help communities, schools, etc. get pointed in the right direction as well.

Joint Commission is coming in June 2009! Know your role in a disaster.
May 1, 2009 | 11:47 am
Joint Commission has added 6 new critical elements of emergency management to the standards. Managers must train their staff on their roles during a disaster. Joint Commission inspectors will ask staff at random what.

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