CISA & SVHC Collaborations in March

During March, SVHC and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will bring two offerings to enhance the region's emergency preparedness. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ On Monday, March 11th, at 10:00am we will discuss how to leverage critical communication services during an emergency utilizing GETS/WPS technologies in a brief 1-hour webinar. Microsoft Teams meeting Click here to join ... Read more...

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Regional MRSE Exercise Set for April 18th!

We have officially begun planning our upcoming regional Medical Response Surge Exercise, or “the MRSE.” This annual functional exercise is required by the Administration for Strategic Preparedness & Response (ASPR), and is one of the primary grant deliverables for each Healthcare Coalition (HCC) across the country. The MRSE is designed to examine and evaluate the ... Read more...

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New Course Announcements!

Based on regional training gap analysis, we were able to request and coordinate with Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) the delivery of their MGT-439: Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness course, as well as two separate offerings of their PER-211: Medical Management of CBRNE Events course!! The 2-day Pediatric Disaster training will be held ... Read more...

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National Preparedness Month

Last but not least, us at the Southwest Virginia Healthcare Coalition (SVHC).  Our mission is to support the healthcare infrastructure of Southwest Virginia with disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation resources. This region comprises 39 local jurisdictions and 1.3 million residents over approximately 13 thousand square miles. Coalition member facilities include 25 acute care or ... Read more...

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New Meeting Schedule

As a newly merged coalition between the Near and Far Southwest regions, we have the opportunity to create a new process for how we coordinate and host our coalition meetings. As we go throughout this fiscal year, we would appreciate feedback on these new processes to adapt and adjust as needed for a more streamlined ... Read more...

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It’s Official | SVHC

Welcome to your first announcement from the newly formed Southwest Virginia Healthcare Coalition (SVHC). Formerly known as the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance and the Far Southwest Hospital Preparedness Commission. SVHC’s mission is to support the healthcare infrastructure of Southwest Virginia with disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation resources. What does this mean for you? There ... Read more...

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