Category Archives: News

Resources for flu season

Flu season is fast approaching, and the Northwest Healthcare Response Network is working with our partners to ensure that our healthcare community is ready. Continue reading

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What emergency professionals need to know about HIPAA and disasters

It’s good to know what personal health information can be disclosed and under what circumstances in a disaster situation. This primer, published by ASPR TRACIE last year, answers those questions.

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Are you prepared for winter weather?

With inclement weather upon us, it’s good to know where to turn for local resources. The Network has compiled links and info to help you get prepared. Click here for our 2017-18 Winter Weather Bulletin.

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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

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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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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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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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