17-Feb-2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Liquid Fire - Recovering from a Catastrophic Loss of Services

DATE: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
PLACE: Webinar
TIME: 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time


TOPIC:  Early in the morning on January 8, 2014, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Services came to a grinding halt when a fire standpipe burst and water spread like liquid fire damaging 53,000 sq. ft. of clinical space.  In an instant, we lost all emergency room and operating room capacity.  Our path to recovery was difficult and complex, but as an organization we came out stronger and improved by what we learned.

What did we learn about responding to and recovering from a catastrophic loss of hospital services?  Is there a connection between Learning Organization Theory and crisis management?  How did a learning organization take the important transformational improvements put into place during a crisis and make them the new “norm”?  All of these questions will be answered through an interactive and dynamic session.

“Never let a good crisis go to waste” – Winston Churchill



Bryan Herechuk – Manager, Diagnostic Imaging – Hamilton Health Sciences

Bryan Herechuk, MBA, CHE, CPHQ is the Manager, Diagnostic Imaging for Hamilton Health Sciences.  At the time of the flood, Bryan was the Manager, Strategic Initiatives & Special Projects for St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, responsible for supporting and facilitating the work of the President, the Executive Team, and the Board of Trustees.  

Anne Marie MacDonald – Director, Surgery – St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton    

Anne Marie MacDonald RN, BSN, MHST is the Director of Surgery and Site Director at the Charlton Site, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.  Anne Marie's clinical background is in Critical Care and Emergency nursing. She has worked in a variety of urban and rural settings including Toronto, Victoria, Hamilton, Burlington, Kitimat, Terrace and Comox. Anne Marie is a member of the Hamilton Health Emergency Response Team and has taken an active lead in the development of Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness plans over the past several years. 

(incl. HST) 

Register by February 15, 2016

  *Webinar details will be provided following registration

  To contact the Hamilton Area Chapter of CCHL about this event, please call Deborah Carr at 1-800-755-0394 ext. 3472, or email at cchlhamiltonandarea@gmail.com


Group: Canadian College of Health Leaders – Hamilton & Area Chapter Group: Canadian College of Health Leaders – Hamilton & Area Chapter Group: CCHL Hamilton& Area @CCHL_Hamilton  
Thank you to our sponsor!

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.00 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: For refunds, all cancellations must be received no later than seven (7) days prior to the scheduled event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after that date. Substitutions for persons attending can be made up to the start of the event without charge.