Virtual Events 2021
The Crucial Relationship of Supply Chain and Emergency Preparedness
Join us for our Virtual Event: April 29, 2021 6:00 p.m.
- Craig DeAtley, Director Institute of Public Health Emergency Readiness & Emergency Med-ER One Initiatives (MedStar Health)
- Mitch Saruwatari, Director, National Emergency Management (Kaiser Permanente)
- Mike Wargo, VP, Enterprise Preparedness & Emergency Operations (HCA)
Speaker: Craig DeAtley, Director of the Institute for Public Health Emergency Readiness at the Washington Hospital Center
Craig DeAtley, PA-C, is director of the Institute for Public Health Emergency Readiness at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the National Capital Region’s largest hospital. He also is the emergency manager for the National Rehabilitation Hospital, and co-executive director of the Center for HICS (Hospital Incident Command System) Education and Training. He previously served, for 28 years, as an associate professor of emergency medicine at The George Washington University. In addition, he has been both a volunteer paramedic with the Fairfax County (Virginia) Fire and Rescue Department and a member of the department’s Urban Search and Rescue Team. An Emergency Department PA at multiple facilities for 45 years, he also has served, since 1991, as the assistant medical director for the Fairfax County Police Department.
Speaker: Mitch Saruwatari, Director, National Emergency Management (Kaiser Permanente)
Mitch Saruwatari currently serves as the Director of National Emergency Management for Kaiser Permanente. In this role, he helps lead the organization in planning, responding and recovering from any adverse event impacting healthcare delivery or business operations. This includes ongoing risk assessment and coordination among local, regional, and national command centers. Each year his team responds to hundreds of events from across the organization.
Mitch has 25 years of emergency management experience and serves on several state and national committees. He completed his undergraduate studies at Pepperdine University and graduate programs at UCLA. He has published several articles and serves as an adjunct faculty member at California Baptist University and the U.S. Center for Domestic Preparedness.
Speaker: Mike Wargo, VP, Enterprise Preparedness & Emergency Opertions (HCA)
Michael Wargo RN, BSN, MBA, PHRN, CMTE
HCA Healthcare | Nashville, TN
Mr. Michael Wargo serves as HCA Healthcare’s enterprise Vice President for Preparedness & Emergency Operations based in Nashville, TN. Mike joined HCA Healthcare in 2016 as the Chief of Enterprise Emergency Operations, a role in which he was tasked to redesign and lead the organization’s disaster and emergency operations program in readiness, response, and recovery from adverse natural and man-made incidents across both the U.S. and the metro-London area of the UK. Mike brings more than 25 years of clinical experience in high quality, patient-centered care and nearly two decades in public safety leadership. Concurrently, he services as the Chair of the Emergency Preparedness Committee for the Federation of American Hospitals and is the Chair of the U.S. Health and Public Health Sector Coordination Council of the National Critical Infrastructure Protection Program sanctioned by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21. In this role, he maintains a national security clearance and serves as a trusted advisor to both federal secretary-level leadership and senior private industry executives on readiness, response, and recovery initiatives impacting the U.S. national health security and critical infrastructure protection. Mike is a veteran healthcare executive with experience leading the medical operations division of Northeast Regional Counter-Terrorism Task Force based in PA. He is the prior Administrator and Chief of Emergency Operations for Lehigh Valley Health Network, and an experienced flight nurse and Administrator of LVHN-MedEvac. Federally, Mike serves in an intermittent position as a Supervisory Nurse Specialist for the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services National Disaster Medical Services. His combined experience includes both domestic and international homeland security and medical response training & operations. Mike holds multiple certifications in homeland security, disaster preparedness and is one of the first Certified Medical Transport Executives worldwide. He is a graduate of the American Military University with a Master of Business Administration degree, Kutztown University of PA with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, and is a graduate of St. Luke’s School of Nursing with a Diploma of Nursing. Continuing his post-graduate studies, Mike will begin the Doctor of Public Health degree program at Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health in the fall of 2021.
Mike was recently awarded with the “Director’s Award for Outstanding Service to Mission” by the Director of the U.S. Secret Service for his leading the Pandemic Health Security & Medical Operations of the final 2020 U.S. Presidential Debate.