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 is a collaboration of private and public partners working together to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. Watch our video by clicking here.

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

Whether responding to an immediate surge of patients or a contagion, 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

The Network Launches National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Outbound Aeromedical Adult Patient Evacuation Toolkit

The Network just launched its “National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Outbound Aeromedical Adult Patient Evacuation Toolkit”. This toolkit will aid civilian clinicians in assessing and identifying hospitalized patients for their appropriateness for aeromedical evacuation in the event of a no-notice disaster necessitating patient evacuation. A downloadable .pdf can be found on Our Work / Plans and Resources page.

Preparing for Winter Weather

You have probably heard of El Niño and La Niña weather patterns and how they influence our winter weather. El Niño means warmer than normal weather and La Niña means colder. However, this winter’s weather is expected to be neither. It’s a neutral, or La Nada year. Neutral climate years are notorious for the difficulty in forecasting weather, even big winter storms. Since the weather is “predicted” to be more unpredictable, it’s important to be informed.

In this bulletin you will find links to helpful information to help you get and stay informed.

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