Coalition Workgroups

This year healthcare coalition growth will center around workgroups. Stemming from a discussion in previous coalition meetings, it was recognized that many organizations have similar requirements and are seeking an opportunity to further collaborate for the sake of regional preparedness. NSPA has established four different workgroups so far. Take a look at each group and ... Read more...

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Meet Mark

Mark Cromer joins NSPA as the NEW, Regional Healthcare Coordination Center (RHCC) Manager. Mark joined the NSPA staff as an RHCC duty officer in January 2018. His most recent experience is with the Virginia Department of Health as the Southwest Regional Hepatitis Coordinator. Mark holds a PhD in Educational Leadership and a Masters Degree in Emergency ... Read more...

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MCI Trailer Inventory

On Friday, June 14th, NSPA and Carilion Staff conducted a complete inspection and inventory of the Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Trailer being maintained by Carilion-Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  This is an important asset that can be deployed in the region when needed.  Cots, med kits, work gloves, blood pressure cuffs, wind-up flashlights, a generator and several ... Read more...

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NEW! Catastrophic Surge & Evacuation Project

As part of our efforts in January 2019, the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance applied for an additional funding opportunity available from the Virginia Department of Health. I am pleased to announce that NSPA was selected for this opportunity to conduct a Regional Catastrophic Surge Capacity and Evacuations Needs Assessment project within acute care and critical ... Read more...

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