Chris Riccardi, CHSP, CHEP, CHCM-SEC is an Associate and leads our Healthcare Preparedness practice. Mr. Riccardi specializes in CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule compliance, mass casualty incident readiness, and gap analysis for hospitals and other healthcare faculties.
Mr. Riccardi brings 15 years’ experience, having most recently served as the Emergency Preparedness Program Manager for Providence Health and Services Southern California. There, he developed and implemented enduring Emergency Management programs for the Providence St Joseph Health System. This included development of the nationally recognized best practice for mass casualty incident planning the, “15 Minutes `til 50 Patients” program.
He began his career in healthcare as an Emergency Medical Technician and member of the Emergency Department staff. His sojourn into Emergency Management began as a member of the hospital’s decontamination team and transitioned into the role of Emergency Management Officer shortly thereafter. His integrated approach to emergency management has been the cornerstone of preparedness and compliance for Hospital, Long Term Care, Home Health, Hospice, Rehabilitation and Psychiatric facilities.
Mr. Riccardi is currently credentialed as a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), Certified Healthcare Emergency (Management) Professional (CHEP), and a Certified Hazard Control Management-Security (CHCM-SEC). He has served as Chair for the California Hospital Association’s Emergency Management Advisory Committee and represented hospitals as a member of the Los Angeles County Disaster Coalition Advisory Committee.
Favorite Disaster Movie: Deep Impact
Favorite Acronym: HAZWOPER
Strangest Personal Emergency Kit Item: Land Shark Emergency Shelter
First EM response/experience: Northridge EQ-Not yet in EM, but was deeply moved by the devastation
Hobbies: Cooking, Gardening, T’ai Chi, Playing Guitar