More than 380 health care professionals from hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other health care facilities gathered this week for the Annual Hurricanes and Healthcare Conference at the St. Petersburg Coliseum to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.
Highlights of the program, held Tuesday, March 19, included a weather panel chaired by local television network meteorologists: Denis Phillips, Jim Van Fleet, Steve Jerve, Mike Clay and Paul Dellegatto along with Daniel Noah, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service for the Tampa Bay area.
Phillips posted about the conference on his Facebook page. “Great afternoon sharing thoughts and stories with some of the local meteorologists in town,” he said in the post, which included a picture of the television meteorologists.
Other conference speakers included Doug Meyer, an emergency management expert who responded to Hurricane Sandy, and Bernard E. Hudson, manager of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Long Term Care Unit. Hudson came from Tallahassee to speak on the state’s Emergency Status System.
Co-sponsored by St. Petersburg College, the Tampa Bay Regional Hurricane and Health Care Planning Coalition, Metropolitan Medical Response System, the Florida Health Care Association and local county emergency management offices, this conference has been in existence for over 30 years.
For conference questions or more information, contact LaNona Robinson at 727-341-3376 or email@example.com.