June Coalition Meeting

On Thursday, June 1st at 2:00 pm we will be hosting our monthly Coalition Meeting in person and virtually. Please note, June's meeting is not on our regular third Thursday of the month due to a scheduling conflict. However, this meeting will be a Business Meeting and the last Coalition Meeting of our fiscal year. ... Read more...

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Infection Prevention Education

The Near & Far Southwest Healthcare Coalitions hosted Paige Bordwine, Southwest Regional Epidemiologist, and the Southwest Regional Infection Prevention Team from the Virginia Department of Health for a 1-hour webinar on Candida Auris. Resources listed below. Resources: Webinar Recording Webinar PowerPoint CDC | Candida auris Fungal Disease  VDH | Candida auris Infection

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2023 Virginia Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Summit

Last week, partners from across the Commonwealth came together at the 2023 Virginia Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Summit. With the theme of "Accelerating Preparedness for Tomorrow's Threats," discussions centered around healthcare planning and preparedness in the face of multiple threats and hazards! We thoroughly enjoyed all of the presentations and seeing each of you from across ... Read more...

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NSPA is Hiring

JOB TITLE: Regional Healthcare Coordination Center (RHCC) Manager DEPARTMENT: NSPA SUPERVISOR: Executive Director Of NSPA The Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance (NSPA) exists to support the healthcare infrastructure of Southwestern Virginia with disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation resources. NSPA is led by a dynamic Board of Directors and capable, dedicated staff. NSPA is largely made ... Read more...

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Farewell Mark

Join the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance is wishing Mark Cromer the very best in his next professional journey. As the NSPA Regional Healthcare Coordination Center Manager, Mark has worked to bolster the emergency preparedness of the coalition members and stakeholders. His professional experience and tireless work ethic greatly assisted the coalition and its members through ... Read more...

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2023 Statewide Tornado Drill

As a part of Virginia's Severe Weather Awareness Week, The Virginia Department of Emergency Management in partnership with the National Weather Service will be hosting a statewide tornado drill on Tuesday, March 7th at 9:45am. To learn more about Virginia's Severe Weather Awareness Week, click here.  The Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance Regional Healthcare Coordination Center ... Read more...

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New “RAD” Workgroup

NSPA will soon begin the process of drafting our Radiological Surge Annex as part of our regional EOP. We are currently seeking individuals to serve on the Radiological Workgroup to help with providing accurate information, input, and insight from our regional partners. If you have a strong knowledge base or strong interest in this specific area ... Read more...

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