North Central Health District

COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

Regional Healthcare Coalitions

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Regional Healthcare Coalitoin

Preparation Through Partnership

When a disaster hits a community or a region, the entire health care system will be impacted and will have to respond. All health care organizations, from the largest hospital to a small community health center, will need to work together in a coordinated fashion to effectively respond to the disaster and work towards recovery. Planning together saves lives!

Health care organizations make plans for their own facilities. Hospitals have planned with other hospitals. Nursing homes have planned with other nursing homes. During all healthcare emergencies, decisions made by one health care organization will impact others. Healthcare organizations planning together will create a more prepared and resilient healthcare system.

Recognizing that hospitals alone are not sufficient to take care of the health care needs after a disaster, the regional healthcare coalitions will include all healthcare organizations including but not limited to:

  • Hospitals
  • Community Health Centers
  • Emergency Management Agency (EMA)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Nursing Homes
  • Public Health
  • Home Health
  • Mental/Behavioral Health Providers
  • Dialysis Centers
  • Pharmacies

NCHD and Healthcare Regions

The counties within North Central Health District are divided across two of Georgia’s Healthcare Regions, Region F and Region H.

Region F NCHD Counties

  • Crawford
  • Houston
  • Jones
  • Macon-Bibb
  • Monroe
  • Peach

Region H NCHD Counties

  • Jasper
  • Putnam
  • Baldwin
  • Hancock
  • Twiggs
  • Wilkinson
  • Washington

Join a Healthcare Coalition

As a member, your organization will build new and stronger relationships with other healthcare organizations and emergency management, learn about available resources in the community, have your concerns heard and addressed in the planning process and have access to training and grant funding.

One objective of the Regional Healthcare Coalitions is the development of a coordinated emergency response plan. By planning collaboratively, all members of the coalition will be strengthened and will be better prepared. Your organization will learn from the experiences of others. By participating in the coalition, your organization may be able to meet some of your requirements related to emergency plans and exercises.

All health care organizations in are invited to join their respective Regional Healthcare Coalition. Members regularly attend meetings, participate in planning, and agree to work with and support other members during disaster response and recovery.

For more information, contact:

North Central Health District

Litty Varghese
Healthcare Liaison
Office of Emergency Preparedness
Phone: 478-207-1411
Fax: 478-751-4575

Laurice Bentley
Emergency Preparedness Director
Office of Emergency Preparedness
Phone: 478-751-3346
Fax: 478-751-4575

Region F Healthcare Coalition
Regional Coordinating Hospital

Steve Ramsey
Emergency Management Specialist
Medical Center of Central Georgia
Phone: 478-633-8860

Contact Region F Healthcare Coalition

Region H Healthcare Coalition
Regional Coordinating Hospital

Bradley Poucher
Chest Pain Center Coordinator
EMS Coordinator
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Fairview Park Hospital
Phone: 478-274-3945

Contact Region H Healthcare Coalition

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