2022 Fall Exercise Series

  FaceSheet: a letter to assist CMS Surveyors, Facility Staff, and Leadership with your organization's participation in the exercise series Letter of Support: a letter showing your participation with your local healthcare coalition Tabletop Exercise After Action Report (AAR): documentation completed by your organization that summarizes key information and facility-specific lessons learned, as well as improvement ... Read more...

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Active Aggressor Workshop

In August, we hosted an Active Aggressor Workshop in lieu of our regularly scheduled coalition meeitng. In coordination with the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) we are brought an active aggressor/active threat/ active shooter emergency preparedness workshop tailored for our healthcare partners. Participants  had engaging discussions about active aggressors within ... Read more...

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We’re Back In-Person

You're invited to join us in person or virtually for July's Coalition Business Meeting. As a partner of the Coalition, we encourage all members to attend each of our coalition meetings. However, if you have a signed agreement with the Coalition, a Hospital MOU or a letter of support, you are encouraged to attend all ... Read more...

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2022 Cross Regional Exercise Success

Last week partners from the Near and Far Southwest Healthcare Coalition regions participated in the first of its kind, Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan Full Scale Exercise. There were over 30 different participants from Long Term Care Facilities, Local/Regional/State Health Departments, Local and Regional Emergency Management, Hospitals, and more. The Commonwealth of Virginia will ... Read more...

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Planning for Burns

Each year at the Coalition we are tasked with creating new and enhancing existing regional preparedness and response plans. Over the last few years we have updated the base to our Emergency Operations Plan, created an Infectious Disease Control Annex, Pediatric Annex, and enhanced our Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP). This year we will be ... Read more...

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T.E.C.C

As the calendar year comes to an end we wanted to officially announce our next Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) courses within the region! This course is designed to present a strong foundation of principals to deliver emergency medical care for patients in a tactical environment for first responders. This course is open to the ... Read more...

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C.H.E.C

As the fiscal year comes to an end, the newly re-opened Training Center is getting a few more preparedness courses in. The last two months, students from across the State attended the Certified Healthcare Emergency Coordinator courses. The program is broken down into two sections, Basic & Advanced. Where participants learn a variety of concepts, ... Read more...

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Statewide Hurricane Drill

It’s officially hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1st and runs through November. The Regional Healthcare Coordination Center (RHCC) will be participating in the Statewide Hurricane Drill on Thursday, June 3rd at 9:00 am. If your organization would like to use this opportunity to exercise some of your plans/policies please feel free to ... Read more...

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