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Emergency Preparedness

October 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Ensuring Your Community’s Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (Central)

*Approved for 1.5 F2F credits*


In the best of circumstances, healthcare organizations operate in a complex environment. This can be exacerbated when a community faces a local or national emergency, either natural, human-caused, or technological, that thrusts the healthcare system to the forefront of response and makes it the focus of recovery efforts. It is critical that the local healthcare community be actively engaged in the development of comprehensive emergency preparedness plans, training, and exercises to ensure that local organizations communicate and coordinate their mutual support in service to the community.


  • Greg Ruberg, FACHE, President/CEO, Lake View Hospital


  • Adam Shadiow, MBE, MEP, Executive Director, Arrowhead EMS Association and – Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator, Northeast Minnesota Region
  • Grace Grinager, Public Health Supervisor – Cook County Public Health
  • Jean MacDonell, MBA, President and CEO, Grant Itasca and Fairview Range.

Greg Ruberg is President/CEO of Lake View Hospital in Two Harbors, MN and Vice President of St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. Greg is the current region 2 board member and past region 2 chair for the Minnesota Hospital Association, and board chair of the Two Harbors Federal Credit Union. He has a Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Physical Therapy from the College of Saint Scholastica. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Adam Shadiow is the Executive Director at Arrowhead EMS Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing advocacy, training, and public awareness for Emergency Medical Services and First Responder agencies in Northeast Minnesota. He also serves as a Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator. He is an experienced disaster readiness planner and exercise practitioner. He has worked with a wide variety of interdisciplinary response coalitions. Specializing in hospital emergency management he has consulted on projects related to emergency operations center management, information sharing, and medical surge. Adam graduated from Franklin University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Healthcare Administration. He then went on to complete his Master of Business Administration degree. He continued to build upon his training by becoming certified as an Incident Command System Trainer and Master Exercise Practitioner through the FEMA Emergency Management Institute.

Grace Grinager is a public health professional living and working in Cook County, Minnesota. During the COVID-19 pandemic she has led her community’s public health response efforts—striving to keep people well-informed and able to access the tools and resources they need to make public health recommendations a part of their daily life. Grace strongly believes in the value of community engagement and has woven partnerships into the foundations of her county’s emergency preparedness work by collaborating with local businesses, medical organizations, and schools. While the pandemic is by no means over, she is proud of the work of the Cook County and Grand Portage communities to mitigate the negative effects of COVID-19. Grinager holds a master’s degree in Applied Anthropology and Public Health from Oregon State University.

Jean MacDonell has been the President and CEO at Grand Itasca since 2019 and became the President and CEO of Fairview Range in June of 2021. Jean has 23 years of experience in health care, 14 of which have been at Grand Itasca. She graduated from Grand Rapid High School, attended the College of St. Scholastica for her Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management, and received her Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.


October 19, 2021
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm