Implement a Hazard Vulnerability Assessment to Keep Your Practice Safe


The only way to really protect yourself, staff, and patients from danger is to be able to predict it before it occurs.

Unfortunately, this isn’t going to happen.

However, there is something you can do that is the next best thing…

Implementing a Hazard Vulnerability Assessment may seem like just one more thing you have on your plate, but the results of not doing one can be extremely serious when you consider what’s at stake. No one likes to think they could be a victim, but it happens every day (violence, theft, earthquake, flood, fire, etc.) unless you take steps to stop it.

Healthcare safety, security, and risk management expert, Steve Wilder, BA, CHSP, STS, spends his life helping practices just like yours identify where they are most vulnerable, and how to prepare for the worst. Being prepared and knowing how to respond is the key to your survival—and survival is no accident.

For the last 32 years, Steve has helped healthcare professionals protect themselves, their patients, and their coworkers. During his 60-minute online training session you’ll learn exactly how to improve your chances of survival should you ever end up in any number of hazardous situations.

Here are just a few of the proven, practical, realistic protection strategies you’ll receive by attending this expert-led Hazard Vulnerability Assessment 60-minute online training:

  • Quickly identify your specific, most dangerous threats, and how to overcome them
  • Pin down the most commonly missed vulnerabilities for your specific situation
  • Determine how to find and employ CMS’s Hazard Vulnerability Assessment tool
  • Interpret your Assessment results to develop your site-specific Emergency Operations Plan
  • And so much more…

Who should attend: Physicians, NPPs, Nurses, Practice Managers, Safety Managers, Compliance Managers, and Front Desk Managers and Staff located in medical practices, clinics, hospitals, LTC facilities, dental practices, ASCs, SNFs, etc.

Unfortunately, your practice is not immune to danger, and closing your eyes and hoping it never happens is NOT the answer. With this proven Hazard Vulnerability Assessment model, you can hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.

So, don’t wait, sign up for this one-of-a-kind healthcare-specific training today.


Both CMS and OSHA have implemented guidelines that require the implementation of a Hazard Vulnerability Assessment. So, an added bonus to protecting yourself, staff, and patients is complying with these agency regulations.

Check out the list below of the Medicare providers and suppliers that CMS is REQUIRING to comply with the Standards of Emergency Preparedness regulations:

  1. Hospitals
  2. RNHCI: Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institutions
  3. ASC: Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  4. Hospices
  5. PRTF: Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities
  6. PACE: All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
  7. Transplant Centers
  8. LTC: Long-Term Care Facilities
  9. ICF/IID: Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
  10. HHA: Home Health Agencies
  11. CORF: Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities
  12. CAH: Critical Access Hospitals
  13. Clinics, Rehab and Public Health Agencies as Providers of Outpatient PT and Speech-Language Pathology
  14. CMHC: Community Mental Health Centers
  15. OPO: Organ Procurement Organizations
  16. RHC: Rural Health Clinics and FQHC: Federally Qualified Health Centers
  17. ESRD: End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities

Meet Your Expert

Steven S. Wilder
BA, CHSP, STSPresident, Sorensen, Wilder & Associates

Steve has spent the past 32 years in healthcare safety, security, and risk management. He has provided consultation services to hundreds of clients, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, homecare agencies, clinics, physician practices, and pre-hospital/EMS services, as well as trained thousands of workers in workplace safety and security.

An experienced trial expert, Steve regularly consults for law firms and insurance companies on matters of safety, security, and risk management. He has become a nationally recognized subject matter expert in active shooter preparedness and response, and works with over 300 clients in 44 states.

Steve has previously been a Risk Manager/Safety & Security Director for a hospital, Corporate Risk / Safety Officer for a long-term care facilities, and Corporate Director of Safety/Security for a major healthcare system with nine hospitals and fifteen long term care facilities.

In addition to his regular contributions to healthcare magazines, Wilder co-authored the book The Essentials of Aggression Management in Healthcare: From Talkdown to Takedown.

Steve proudly served on the Illinois School Security and Standards Task Force as the only professional security consultant on that task force, appointed by the Governor of the State of Illinois.


It was Excellent!!!
Hope Bailey
CCO, Three Rivers Health