To enhance coalition member readiness throughout the emergency management cycle of preparedness, response, recovery, and prevention/mitigation.
Provide a coordinated and timely (interoperable and synchronized) response across the healthcare continuum, meeting the health and medical needs of the community in an emergency.
What We Do
The purpose of the South Central Healthcare Coalition is to systematically enhance regional medical response capabilities needed to prevent, respond, and recover from any event that significantly impacts health and medical resources through: strong interagency collaboration and communication; the identification of capability-based needs and priorities; and the efficient and effective use of existing resources. This is primarily accomplished by promoting emergency preparedness, planning and conducting training exercises, and coordinating support among regional medical response system partners within the coalition’s geographic boundaries.
Who We Are
The SCHCC is comprised of a network of key partners from across the South Central Region. Our members include hospitals, public health departments, emergency medical services, behavioral health organizations and other healthcare partners working with emergency management. Collaboratively, they conduct preparedness planning in order to respond to significant incidents impacting health and medical resources. When conducting response activities, partner agencies furnish emergency support function (ESF) #8 capabilities.
Chair – Tom Buettner, UCHealth EM Director
Vice-Chair – Bart Evans, PPROEM EM Specialist
Coordinator – Kara Prisock
Clinical Advisor – Dr. Joseph Kelly