We lead regional healthcare collaboration to effectively respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters

Together We're Building a Disaster-Resilient Region

About Us

The Northwest Healthcare Response Network leads the local healthcare coalition, which is an affiliation of private and public partners working together to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. Watch our video to learn more about us and hear from some of our partners.

Together, we build capabilities that can’t be achieved alone. Through collaborative planning, training, exercises and coordination of resources, the Network drives the regional effort to build a disaster-resilient healthcare system.

Since 2005, whether responding to an immediate surge of patients or an infectious disease outbreak, the Network has the relationships, systems and plans needed to ensure a coordinated regional response to any crisis.

Learn more about the Network and how you can get involved.

News & Insights

Preparing to respond to a major disaster

Executive Director Onora Lien discusses on King 5 News how the region’s healthcare community is preparing to respond to a major disaster, and what individuals can do to help in a response. This was filmed two days after the Las Vegas active shooter event where 58 people were killed and 500+ people sought medical attention at hospitals. https://vimeo.com/236786610

Executive Breakfast Recap

Our annual event brought together healthcare executives from around the region, along with leaders from local and state public health, emergency management and private sector partners, who work with and serve health care in our community. An event recap, including links to presentations and other materials, can be found here.

Insights from Hurricane Harvey

The Network’s Executive Director, Onora Lien, discusses healthcare community preparations for and response to the impacts of Hurricane Harvey with Carrie Kroll from the Texas Hospital Association in this video.

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