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Deborah H. Kim, APRN, CHEP

Site Training Manager, Los Alamos National Laboratory


Deborah Kim is site training manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory for N3B and the program for removal of transuranic waste. Previously, she was a senior research scientist with Battelle Memorial Institute, where she led the development of a tool and process to evaluate hospital emergency preparedness. She also conducted hospital site evaluations in Colorado and Kentucky for preparedness and programmatic compliance with the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program. She also was a member of the Best Estimate and Risk project at Battelle, which used established radiologic metrics to evaluate the evacuation risk of communities affected by the detonation of a radiological dispersion device. Ms. Kim earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont, her Master of Science degree in nursing from Yale University and a certificate in healthcare management from the University of Utah. She is a Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional through the American Board of Safety Engineers.


Thursday Hot Topic Session 2 – Emergency Preparedness: How Should Healthcare Organizations Prepare for the Unthinkable?

Presented by Deborah H. Kim, APRN, CHEP at 7:00 AM on Thursday, March 7th.

We have only to thumb through news stories to realize the frequency with which healthcare organizations have met unthinkable disasters head-on in recent years. Whether facing fires, natural catastrophes or gun violence, healthcare executives and clinicians have been on the front line in coping with the aftermath of such disasters. Could these organizations have been…