Health care coalitions (HCCs) are groups of individual healthcare and response organizations – such as hospitals, EMS providers, emergency management organizations, public health agencies, and more – working in a defined geographic location to prepare for and respond to disasters and emergencies.
HCCs collaborate to ensure each member has what it needs to respond to emergencies and planned events, including medical equipment and supplies, real-time information, communication systems, and educated and trained health care personnel.
A healthcare coalition is a group of healthcare facilities that all reside in a region in conjunction to the Regional Coordinating Hospital (RCH). Region C’s RCH is Floyd Medical Center.
Region C encourages all healthcare facilities to join their corresponding coalition region. Becoming a participating member of Region C would be beneficial to a healthcare facility by participating in regional exercises that may be required by your accreditation organization. Our region will support your facility’s efforts during an emergency to the best of our abilities. Through meetings and trainings, you will begin to facilitate partnerships with other healthcare partners, creating a sense of community.
The coalition is funded through federal grants, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) located with in Department of Health and Human Services. Becoming a Healthcare coalition member will not cost your facility any money.
No, healthcare coalitions are not accreditation organizations.
While we recommend your facility becoming a member as soon as possible, it is not a requirement to become part of a healthcare coalition. Many members see extreme benefits in being an active member of coalition and we are always happy to help those in need.
Simply click “Join” at the bottom of our web page, fill out your facility’s information and viola, you have enrolled to become a member.