For any community, knowing its vulnerabilities and risks is the foundation for developing emergency plans and drives preparedness and response activities. For most healthcare organizations, with their specialized environments, staff and equipment, considerable thought must be given to the hazards on which they base their preparedness plan.
The Network has developed the following Hazard Vulnerability Assessment to assist the region’s healthcare organizations with their plans:
This HVA presents an analysis of hazards by each of our coalition’s four districts:
- Central – King and Pierce County
- North – Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom County
- Northwest – Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap County
- West – Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston County