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By Maggie Hall, Public Information Director

January 23, 2019

The Atlantic Hurricane season doesn’t begin until June 1 but, for health-care facilities, emergency preparedness is a year-round task. The Tampa Bay area health community can enhance their lifesaving skills in planning for, and responding to, hazards at a one-day conference coming to Pasco.

The 2019 Hazards & Healthcare Conference is slated for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at Pasco-Hernando State College, 2727 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel. The location is the college’s Porter campus at Wiregrass. Professionals such as nursing-home administrators, health-care emergency planners and other responders are invited to attend, as are doctors, nurses and other health personnel.

The conference’s theme is “Back to Basics” and session topics include creating robust emergency plans and planning for the special challenges at health-care facilities in the Tampa Bay region.

Pasco County Emergency Management is hosting the event. The cost until Feb. 3 is $100; after that date, the registration increases to $120.Register online at

For information about DOH-Pinellas, go to (727) 824-6900 or follow us on Twitter @HealthyPinellas.

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