How health systems plan for resilience

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 3:00 p.m. ET

How health systems plan for resilience

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Last year, Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm guided hundreds of hospitals and health systems across the United States to write climate resilience plans in alignment with the HHS Health Sector Climate Pledge. This session will provide a brief overview of the HHS Pledge and summarize key lessons to help you through each stage of a resilience planning process. Planners from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Seattle Children’s will share takeaways from their climate resilience planning processes and perspectives on the value and the future of their plans.

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Avery Palardy

Avery Palardy

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Climate and Sustainability Director

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Avery leads the hospital in their environmental sustainability goals and strategic commitments through collaboration across multiple departments, including facilities, supply chain, support services, communications, and clinical groups. Her role is focused on minimizing the environmental and public health impact of all hospital activities while ensuring BIDMC delivers extraordinary and compassionate patient care.

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Declan Carbery

Declan Carbery

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Director of Emergency Management

Organization
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Declan leads the Emergency Management Program to ensure that BIDMC is prepared for any hazard that may shift normal operations and has experience implementing planning processes to reduce the risk to the organization, leading hospital-wide responses in emergency events, and maintaining regulatory compliance across multiple accreditation organizations.

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Srini Pendikatla

Srini Pendikatla

Job Title
Director of Sustainability

Organization
Seattle Children’s 

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Srini joined Seattle Children’s in July 2022 as the Sustainability Director. Srini holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Stony Brook University and an MS in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington. He is a licensed mechanical engineer (PE) and a certified project management professional (PMP) and has extensive experience building and leading environment and sustainability programs with previous experience in design and construction.
 

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Winslow Dresser

Winslow Dresser

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Associate Director of Regional Climate Solutions

Organization
Health Care Without Harm

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As a member of Health Care Without Harm’s U.S. Climate and Health team, Dresser’s work focuses primarily on climate mitigation and resilience projects in Massachusetts. Current initiatives in Massachusetts include the Boston Green Ribbon Commission Healthcare Working Group, where partner health care systems collaborate on their latest climate challenges. His background includes natural resource management and community-centric project management. He has an MBA in social impact from Boston University and a B.S. from the University of Maine.

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