The Network facilitates region wide planning with healthcare and other emergency response organizations to establish relationships, leverage expertise and develop plans and tools. Working together with our partners, the Network has developed plans and tools to help prepare all types of healthcare facilities for their next emergency, including:



The Network provides the following services for its Members:

  • Coordination with Public Health and Emergency Management before, during and after an emergency.
  • Documentation of participation in the healthcare coalition to support compliance of CMS and accreditation standards
  • Assistance with onsite support during healthcare accreditation visits, subject to staff availability.
  • Consultation and/or support with exercise design, conduct and evaluation.
  • Participation in Member-sponsored health events and disaster fairs, subject to staff availability.

Resource and Information Sharing

The ability to communicate with regional partners during an emergency is critical to obtaining situational awareness, making informed decisions and acquiring needed resources. The Network develops strategies for regional information exchange and resource matching. We manage a variety of mutual aid agreements, including:

  • Mutual Aid Plan for Healthcare Resource Sharing
  • Hospital Evacuation and Response Mutual Aid Agreement

Community Planning Resources

Local emergency management offices also provide helpful planning resources, including local hazard vulnerability analyses and comprehensive emergency management plans. These resources can be accessed at the following websites:

Quick Links

  • For a downloadable list of the Network’s resources click here.
  • Active Shooter: Quick links for preparedness and response.
  • Flu SeasonQuick links for preparedness and the latest news.

For more information about the Network’s plans and planning initiatives, contact us.