Category Archives: News

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.

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September is preparedness month

Sixty percent of Americans aren’t ready for a disaster. Are you one of them? Here‘s a plan to get you prepared this month.

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Advanced planning & coordination among healthcare organizations pays off in Houston

NPR’s Kelly McEvers spoke with Darrell Pile, CEO of the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council, which runs the catastrophic medical operations center. Read or listen to the entire interview here.

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The Network adds new T & E staff

The Network is excited to announce the addition of two new Training and Exercise staff! 

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New Staff & Changing Roles

As follow-up to our previous announcement regarding the Network’s expansion into Kitsap County and providing support for all Western Washington coalitions, we’re excited to announce

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Did you miss our AID Novel Pathogens presentation?

Now available: a recording of our webinar covering how healthcare facilities should prepare for packaging various organism specimens for external laboratory testing.

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Network expands to Kitsap County

We are pleased to announce that the Northwest Healthcare Response Network will be expanding our healthcare coalition to Kitsap County, effective July 1, 2017.

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Do you know the real threats to our region’s healthcare system? Hint: it’s not an earthquake.

The Network’s first-ever Regional Healthcare Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) is now available, and you may be surprised to learn how many hazards pose a greater threat to our healthcare system than an earthquake.

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Why do we need healthcare coalitions? ASPR story provides a vivid example.

How the Northwest Healthcare Response Network Saved Lives After a Tragic Tour Vehicle Crash. Read the full story here.

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Come see us at the WHCA convention!

Come visit our booth at the Washington Health Care Association Annual Convention & Expo on May 24th in Tacoma! Let’s talk about how the Network can help long-term care facilities get ready for disasters and emergencies.

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Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting

The Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council recently released the third edition of the ‘Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting’ publication. This recent edition brings together current information and learnings about the intersection of law enforcement and healthcare in addressing active shooter and active threat events in the healthcare setting. Download the .pdf here.

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Network Staff Publishes Situational Awareness Findings

A paper authored by Network staff, “How to Choose? Using the Delphi Method to Develop Consensus Triggers and Indicators for Disaster Response,”  has been published in Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. The authors are Rebecca Lis, Special Projects Manager, Dr. Vicki Sakata, Senior Medical Advisor, and Onora Lien, Executive Director. The article identifies key decisions along the continuum of care … Continue reading

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