In August 2017, the Network conducted a facility-specific, full-scale exercise in conjunction with the Puget Sound Federal Coordinating Center (PSFCC) as a part of a National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Patient Reception Area (PRA) exercise at McChord Field. The purpose of the NDMS PRA exercise was to test the receipt and distribution hospitalized patients being transferred from a disaster-struck zone.

NWHRN conducted two exercises conducted in conjunction with the NDMS PRA exercise: the Regional Surge exercise and the Regional Surge Squared exercise. The After Action Report from those exercises is available via this link.