Geisinger employees attend hands-on disaster training

Geisinger employees who recently attended disaster training are, from left, first row, Katherine Kemberling, emergency management coordinator, Geisinger; Margaret Austin, RN, trauma outreach coordinator, Geisinger Wyoming Valley/Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre; Anne Kasper, staff chaplain, Geisinger Wyoming Valley; Stephanie Gryboski, director, emergency management, Geisinger; Laura Mentch, regional director, enterprise pharmacy, Geisinger; Holly-Anne Franco, volunteer firefighter; Fannie Martinez, nursing supervisor, Swedish Hospital; Megan Sobieski, marketing and communications specialist, Geisinger; Melvina James, security, Parker Indian Health Center; Susan Battaglia, RN, assistant vice president, nursing, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus; Sandra Dietrich, RN, assistant vice president, nursing, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Atlantic City Campus; Michael Glassburn, engineer, Dignity Health; Kirstie Ashe, RN; Renee Blakiewicz, administrative director, clinical operations, Geisinger Community Medical Center. Second row, Ronald Napikoski, Jr., director of cardiology/neurology/pulmonology and emergency management coordinator, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Essie Reed-Schrader, M.D., emergency medicine physician, Geisinger Wyoming Valley; Sam Balukoff, administrator, Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital; Kristy Hine, chief financial officer, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Stacy Kile, operations manager, Geisinger Health Plan; Evangeline Pablo, chief nurse executive, Parker Indian Health Center; Kristin Kult, emergency department educator, Children’s Hospital; Heidi Troutman, emergency department technician, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Linda Dutch, MHA, HEM, corporate chief safety officer, AtlantiCare; Jeffrey Jenkins, emergency preparedness specialist, Orlando Health; Charlene Hayes, RN. Third row, Justin McIntyre, RN, emergency department, Geisinger Shamokin Community Hospital; Mark Williams, nursing director, Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital; Nikkol Dorman, RN, inpatient operations manager, Geisinger Medical Center; Michelle Millikan Wilkin, RN; Lesley Carroll, nurse manager, Metro Group; Alex Salvador, simulation technician, Swedish Hospital; Sean Lercher, security officer, Swedish Hospital; Jeremy Reese, security dispatch technology supervisor, Geisinger Medical Center. Fourth row, Mark Allred, RN, clinical nurse educator, Geisinger Medical Center; John Harahus, RN, flight nurse, Geisinger LifeFlight; Rory Stubbs, inpatient operations manager, Geisinger Medical Center; Douglas Fetzer, emergency preparedness coordinator, UPMC; Nathan Beckman, engineer, Digital Health; Amber Frye, business continuity manager, Riverside Health System; Karmen Baker, security officer, St. Luke’s, Washington; Marc Stempka, digital writer/media specialist, Geisinger. Fifth row, Gordy Evans, regional radiology director, Geisinger Medical Center; Robert Ituarte, Sr., emergency management coordinator, Riverside Health System; Joseph Goyne, senior director, logistics, Geisinger; Daniel Landesberg, administrative director, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre/Geisinger Wyoming Valley; Eric Nowak, senior director, Environmental services, Geisinger; Jay Bohn, logistics operations manager, Geisinger Northeast; John Hunt, MS, CHEC, corporate director of security and emergency management, AtlantiCare; Daniel Mitten, security director, AtlantiCare; Francisco Harper, Parker Indian Health Center. - Submitted photo
Geisinger employees who recently attended disaster training are, from left, first row, Jennifer Tornetta, APR, director, media relations and public affairs, AtlantiCare; Barbara Cottrell, RN, clinical manager, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Atlantic City Campus; Debra Swanson, emergency department coordinator, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital; Kelly Cresci, regional director of respiratory therapy, Geisinger Medical Center; Scott Wibberly, RN, transplant nurse coordinator, Geisinger Medical Center. Second row, Cathleen Jordan, RN, clinical manager, AtlantiCare; Kevin Rinehimer, RN, Geisinger Community Medical Center; Dale Santos, RN; Mark Jordan, RN, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Rachael Galego, RN, Trauma Program director, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Atlantic City Campus; Farzan Roashan, security supervisor, University of California, San Francisco; Amy Taylor-Teats, M.D., emergency department director, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital; Leslie Young, health physics tech, Geisinger Medical Center. Third row, Carol Walters, emergency department manager, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital; Joseph Daugherty, RN, Sentara Health; Che Smith, radiology technician; Jennifer Chubb, respiratory therapist, Geisinger Medical Center; John Force, security officer, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Amy Reiner, clinical nurse educator, Geisinger Medical Center; Tara Dulac, clinical nurse educator, Geisinger Medical Center; Joseph Conn, security agent, Pinnacle Health. Fourth row, Jason Holloway, director, environmental services, Geisinger Wyoming Valley; Adam Fischbach, emergency room technician; Catherine Voltaire, sonographer, Memorial Healthcare System; Richard Kiphut, emergency room technician; Michael Westrol, M.D., emergency medical services assistant medical director, AlantiCare; Michael Goss, respiratory therapist, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Thomas Bloom, RN, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Bruce Parkes, RN. Fifth row, Matthew Kurtz, assistant chief, Geisinger Medical Center/Danville Ambulance; Brett Glodfelter, facilities, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital; Nick Coleman, anesthesia operations manager, Geisinger; Nathan Smith, nurse practitioner, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital; Douglas Vanbrunt, RN, IV therapy, Geisinger Medical Center; Alexander Haines, RN, emergency department, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Jason Fleming, emergency medical services educator; Josh Bukowski, emergency medicine resident physician, David Grant Medical Center - Submitted photo

Fifty-seven providers and staff members from Geisinger and AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger, attended emergency management training at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala., from July 22-28. The advanced training helps prepare healthcare professionals, emergency response teams and other government officials for emergency response and optimal decision-making during a large-scale emergency such as a natural disaster or terrorist attack.

Geisinger attendees participated in several exercises that involved a variety of disaster scenarios including chemical attacks; a smallpox outbreak; and a catastrophic earthquake which triggered a nuclear power plant explosion, power outages and infrastructure collapse.

Since 2015, 261 Geisinger employees have attended CDP training, including staff from 10 hospital campuses and a multitude of clinics across the health system’s footprint, as well as Geisinger Health Plan.

Geisinger employees who recently attended disaster training are, from left, first row, Katherine Kemberling, emergency management coordinator, Geisinger; Margaret Austin, RN, trauma outreach coordinator, Geisinger Wyoming Valley/Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre; Anne Kasper, staff chaplain, Geisinger Wyoming Valley; Stephanie Gryboski, director, emergency management, Geisinger; Laura Mentch, regional director, enterprise pharmacy, Geisinger; Holly-Anne Franco, volunteer firefighter; Fannie Martinez, nursing supervisor, Swedish Hospital; Megan Sobieski, marketing and communications specialist, Geisinger; Melvina James, security, Parker Indian Health Center; Susan Battaglia, RN, assistant vice president, nursing, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus; Sandra Dietrich, RN, assistant vice president, nursing, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Atlantic City Campus; Michael Glassburn, engineer, Dignity Health; Kirstie Ashe, RN; Renee Blakiewicz, administrative director, clinical operations, Geisinger Community Medical Center. Second row, Ronald Napikoski, Jr., director of cardiology/neurology/pulmonology and emergency management coordinator, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Essie Reed-Schrader, M.D., emergency medicine physician, Geisinger Wyoming Valley; Sam Balukoff, administrator, Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital; Kristy Hine, chief financial officer, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Stacy Kile, operations manager, Geisinger Health Plan; Evangeline Pablo, chief nurse executive, Parker Indian Health Center; Kristin Kult, emergency department educator, Children’s Hospital; Heidi Troutman, emergency department technician, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Linda Dutch, MHA, HEM, corporate chief safety officer, AtlantiCare; Jeffrey Jenkins, emergency preparedness specialist, Orlando Health; Charlene Hayes, RN. Third row, Justin McIntyre, RN, emergency department, Geisinger Shamokin Community Hospital; Mark Williams, nursing director, Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital; Nikkol Dorman, RN, inpatient operations manager, Geisinger Medical Center; Michelle Millikan Wilkin, RN; Lesley Carroll, nurse manager, Metro Group; Alex Salvador, simulation technician, Swedish Hospital; Sean Lercher, security officer, Swedish Hospital; Jeremy Reese, security dispatch technology supervisor, Geisinger Medical Center. Fourth row, Mark Allred, RN, clinical nurse educator, Geisinger Medical Center; John Harahus, RN, flight nurse, Geisinger LifeFlight; Rory Stubbs, inpatient operations manager, Geisinger Medical Center; Douglas Fetzer, emergency preparedness coordinator, UPMC; Nathan Beckman, engineer, Digital Health; Amber Frye, business continuity manager, Riverside Health System; Karmen Baker, security officer, St. Luke’s, Washington; Marc Stempka, digital writer/media specialist, Geisinger. Fifth row, Gordy Evans, regional radiology director, Geisinger Medical Center; Robert Ituarte, Sr., emergency management coordinator, Riverside Health System; Joseph Goyne, senior director, logistics, Geisinger; Daniel Landesberg, administrative director, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre/Geisinger Wyoming Valley; Eric Nowak, senior director, Environmental services, Geisinger; Jay Bohn, logistics operations manager, Geisinger Northeast; John Hunt, MS, CHEC, corporate director of security and emergency management, AtlantiCare; Daniel Mitten, security director, AtlantiCare; Francisco Harper, Parker Indian Health Center.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_HCL-class.jpgGeisinger employees who recently attended disaster training are, from left, first row, Katherine Kemberling, emergency management coordinator, Geisinger; Margaret Austin, RN, trauma outreach coordinator, Geisinger Wyoming Valley/Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre; Anne Kasper, staff chaplain, Geisinger Wyoming Valley; Stephanie Gryboski, director, emergency management, Geisinger; Laura Mentch, regional director, enterprise pharmacy, Geisinger; Holly-Anne Franco, volunteer firefighter; Fannie Martinez, nursing supervisor, Swedish Hospital; Megan Sobieski, marketing and communications specialist, Geisinger; Melvina James, security, Parker Indian Health Center; Susan Battaglia, RN, assistant vice president, nursing, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus; Sandra Dietrich, RN, assistant vice president, nursing, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Atlantic City Campus; Michael Glassburn, engineer, Dignity Health; Kirstie Ashe, RN; Renee Blakiewicz, administrative director, clinical operations, Geisinger Community Medical Center. Second row, Ronald Napikoski, Jr., director of cardiology/neurology/pulmonology and emergency management coordinator, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Essie Reed-Schrader, M.D., emergency medicine physician, Geisinger Wyoming Valley; Sam Balukoff, administrator, Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital; Kristy Hine, chief financial officer, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Stacy Kile, operations manager, Geisinger Health Plan; Evangeline Pablo, chief nurse executive, Parker Indian Health Center; Kristin Kult, emergency department educator, Children’s Hospital; Heidi Troutman, emergency department technician, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Linda Dutch, MHA, HEM, corporate chief safety officer, AtlantiCare; Jeffrey Jenkins, emergency preparedness specialist, Orlando Health; Charlene Hayes, RN. Third row, Justin McIntyre, RN, emergency department, Geisinger Shamokin Community Hospital; Mark Williams, nursing director, Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital; Nikkol Dorman, RN, inpatient operations manager, Geisinger Medical Center; Michelle Millikan Wilkin, RN; Lesley Carroll, nurse manager, Metro Group; Alex Salvador, simulation technician, Swedish Hospital; Sean Lercher, security officer, Swedish Hospital; Jeremy Reese, security dispatch technology supervisor, Geisinger Medical Center. Fourth row, Mark Allred, RN, clinical nurse educator, Geisinger Medical Center; John Harahus, RN, flight nurse, Geisinger LifeFlight; Rory Stubbs, inpatient operations manager, Geisinger Medical Center; Douglas Fetzer, emergency preparedness coordinator, UPMC; Nathan Beckman, engineer, Digital Health; Amber Frye, business continuity manager, Riverside Health System; Karmen Baker, security officer, St. Luke’s, Washington; Marc Stempka, digital writer/media specialist, Geisinger. Fifth row, Gordy Evans, regional radiology director, Geisinger Medical Center; Robert Ituarte, Sr., emergency management coordinator, Riverside Health System; Joseph Goyne, senior director, logistics, Geisinger; Daniel Landesberg, administrative director, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre/Geisinger Wyoming Valley; Eric Nowak, senior director, Environmental services, Geisinger; Jay Bohn, logistics operations manager, Geisinger Northeast; John Hunt, MS, CHEC, corporate director of security and emergency management, AtlantiCare; Daniel Mitten, security director, AtlantiCare; Francisco Harper, Parker Indian Health Center. Submitted photo

Geisinger employees who recently attended disaster training are, from left, first row, Jennifer Tornetta, APR, director, media relations and public affairs, AtlantiCare; Barbara Cottrell, RN, clinical manager, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Atlantic City Campus; Debra Swanson, emergency department coordinator, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital; Kelly Cresci, regional director of respiratory therapy, Geisinger Medical Center; Scott Wibberly, RN, transplant nurse coordinator, Geisinger Medical Center. Second row, Cathleen Jordan, RN, clinical manager, AtlantiCare; Kevin Rinehimer, RN, Geisinger Community Medical Center; Dale Santos, RN; Mark Jordan, RN, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Rachael Galego, RN, Trauma Program director, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Atlantic City Campus; Farzan Roashan, security supervisor, University of California, San Francisco; Amy Taylor-Teats, M.D., emergency department director, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital; Leslie Young, health physics tech, Geisinger Medical Center. Third row, Carol Walters, emergency department manager, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital; Joseph Daugherty, RN, Sentara Health; Che Smith, radiology technician; Jennifer Chubb, respiratory therapist, Geisinger Medical Center; John Force, security officer, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Amy Reiner, clinical nurse educator, Geisinger Medical Center; Tara Dulac, clinical nurse educator, Geisinger Medical Center; Joseph Conn, security agent, Pinnacle Health. Fourth row, Jason Holloway, director, environmental services, Geisinger Wyoming Valley; Adam Fischbach, emergency room technician; Catherine Voltaire, sonographer, Memorial Healthcare System; Richard Kiphut, emergency room technician; Michael Westrol, M.D., emergency medical services assistant medical director, AlantiCare; Michael Goss, respiratory therapist, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Thomas Bloom, RN, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Bruce Parkes, RN. Fifth row, Matthew Kurtz, assistant chief, Geisinger Medical Center/Danville Ambulance; Brett Glodfelter, facilities, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital; Nick Coleman, anesthesia operations manager, Geisinger; Nathan Smith, nurse practitioner, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital; Douglas Vanbrunt, RN, IV therapy, Geisinger Medical Center; Alexander Haines, RN, emergency department, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Jason Fleming, emergency medical services educator; Josh Bukowski, emergency medicine resident physician, David Grant Medical Center
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_HERT-class.jpgGeisinger employees who recently attended disaster training are, from left, first row, Jennifer Tornetta, APR, director, media relations and public affairs, AtlantiCare; Barbara Cottrell, RN, clinical manager, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Atlantic City Campus; Debra Swanson, emergency department coordinator, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital; Kelly Cresci, regional director of respiratory therapy, Geisinger Medical Center; Scott Wibberly, RN, transplant nurse coordinator, Geisinger Medical Center. Second row, Cathleen Jordan, RN, clinical manager, AtlantiCare; Kevin Rinehimer, RN, Geisinger Community Medical Center; Dale Santos, RN; Mark Jordan, RN, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Rachael Galego, RN, Trauma Program director, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Atlantic City Campus; Farzan Roashan, security supervisor, University of California, San Francisco; Amy Taylor-Teats, M.D., emergency department director, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital; Leslie Young, health physics tech, Geisinger Medical Center. Third row, Carol Walters, emergency department manager, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital; Joseph Daugherty, RN, Sentara Health; Che Smith, radiology technician; Jennifer Chubb, respiratory therapist, Geisinger Medical Center; John Force, security officer, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Amy Reiner, clinical nurse educator, Geisinger Medical Center; Tara Dulac, clinical nurse educator, Geisinger Medical Center; Joseph Conn, security agent, Pinnacle Health. Fourth row, Jason Holloway, director, environmental services, Geisinger Wyoming Valley; Adam Fischbach, emergency room technician; Catherine Voltaire, sonographer, Memorial Healthcare System; Richard Kiphut, emergency room technician; Michael Westrol, M.D., emergency medical services assistant medical director, AlantiCare; Michael Goss, respiratory therapist, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Thomas Bloom, RN, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Bruce Parkes, RN. Fifth row, Matthew Kurtz, assistant chief, Geisinger Medical Center/Danville Ambulance; Brett Glodfelter, facilities, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital; Nick Coleman, anesthesia operations manager, Geisinger; Nathan Smith, nurse practitioner, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital; Douglas Vanbrunt, RN, IV therapy, Geisinger Medical Center; Alexander Haines, RN, emergency department, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Jason Fleming, emergency medical services educator; Josh Bukowski, emergency medicine resident physician, David Grant Medical Center Submitted photo