Upstate News

January 12, 2005
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

Ryan and Same named to coordinate University Hospital’s emergency preparedness program

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Anne Ryan and Kathryn Same have been appointed as coordinators of University Hospital’s Emergency Preparedness (EP) program. The EP program encompasses the hospital’s assessment, mitigation and response to disastrous situations.

As coordinators of the EP program Ryan and Same are responsible for emergency preparedness planning and response, including education and training, equipment management, communication and city, county and state collaboration.

Ryan, formerly an Emergency Department clinical educator with
extensive experience in emergency nursing, pediatrics and pre-hospital care, has overseen the hospital’s EP activities since 2001. She co-chairs the hospital’s Emergency Preparedness Committee and manages the hospital’s Emergency Preparedness Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Ryan resides in Cazenovia.

Same has 16 years of experience in infection control. She is managing the HRSA grant that names University Hospital as the designated Regional Resource Center (RRC) for emergency and bio-terrorism preparedness, covering a 13-county geographic area from Jefferson to Broome counties. Same works with the 24 hospitals within this area on regional emergency preparedness response planning. Same resides in Munnsville.

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