Hospital Preparedness Program

Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program

Hospitals play a key role in emergency readiness throughout Kansas. As vital community resources, hospitals must be among the best prepared, alongside police, fire, rescue, and other public safety services.

KHERF administers the Individual Hospital Grants and Regional Planning Hospitals subsidies in partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. KHERF and the seven Regional Hospitals assist with the planning of the National Hospital Preparedness Program. Every hospital is eligible to apply for the Community Hospital Grant funds, according to the grant guidance.

FY15-16 HPP Grant Materials

Standardized Overhead/Emergency Codes

As staff often work in multiple facilities, codes that trigger emergency protective and response steps should be standardized to help insure quick action. A customizable toolkit is available:        

Additional Resources

For more information regarding this program, contact Lorri Dean ( or Deborah Stern ( at (785) 233-7436.
For more information regarding the KHC Summit on Quality, contact Deborah Stern at (785) 233-7436 or
For more information, contact Tish Hollingsworth at (785) 233-7436 or
Join us for a trustee webinar that will help your board learn how to have concise, affirming conversations with community members about how the hospital is doing.
Mark your calendars now for the Healthy Kanas Hospitals Symposium on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 at the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita, Kansas. We are fortunate to have Michael Moss, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist as our keynote speaker.