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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment | Health Facilities


FREE  Evacuation Seminar for Home Health, Nursing Homes and  ALRs November 18-19

The Regional Partners of the Colorado Front Range Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) invite you to join together in addressing the difficult issues of evacuation at a FREE evacuation seminar on November 18-19, 2013 at the Denver Marriott DTC.
The Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) supports local preparedness efforts to respond to all-hazards mass casualty incidents, including natural disasters, epidemic disease outbreaks, large-scale hazardous material incidents, and terrorist attacks.
Different tracks:
For Home Health Care agencies and organizations, your track will consist of multiple group stakeholder discussions to review and develop plans, agreements and procedures that may affect how you respond and provide services to your clients during a disaster.
For Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Residences:  The long term care track offers the opportunity to meet local preparedness partners, refine and develop plans and discuss available resources. The time has come to expand upon your evacuation planning efforts.
To register, go to www.co.train.org. The course ID is 1045677. If you have any questions about this training, please contact Lisa Ciazza, Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS Coordinator), Office of Emergency Management, 303.326.8995 or lciazza@auroragov.org

HFEMSD Division Director Named

D. Randy Kuykendall has been selected by Joni Reynolds as the director of the Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Randy served as interim director leading up to the selection. This appointment reflects the department’s commitment to further enhance the important work conducted by the division.
Randy brings with him a wealth of expertise in management and health care, both as a leader and a technical expert. He has more than 35 years experience in emergency medical and trauma services system development and health care design and administration. Randy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Development and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies/Adult Learning from Regis University.
Since coming to the division in 2004, Randy has served as chief of Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Section, deputy director of the division and interim director. His leadership background includes having served as president of the National Association of State EMS Officials and the Committee on the Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions. Randy represents the department on the State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council and has served on the Emergency Medical Practice Advisory Council.
Joni said, “I am confident Randy will effectively lead the division, building on its existing strengths and identifying new directions, while continuing our emphasis on protecting the health and welfare of Colorado’s citizens. Please join me in extending a heartfelt welcome to Randy.”