South Central Health District of Georgia

The South Central Health District

Bleckley. Dodge. Johnson. Laurens. Montgomery. Pulaski. Telfair. Treutlen. Wheeler. Wilcox.

Region H Healthcare Coalition

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Region H includes Baldwin, Bleckley, Dodge, Jasper, Johnson, Hancock, Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, Putnam, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Washington, Wheeler, Wilcox, and Wilkinson Counties.

Region H hospitals have been meeting together since 2007 with the goal of becoming better prepared to respond to disasters. The hospitals have developed strong relationships and have plans to support each other during emergencies.

Recognizing that hospitals alone are not sufficient to take care of the health care needs following a disaster, the Region H Healthcare Preparedness Coalition 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

As the lead agency for planning, emergency management will be a key member of the coalition. The Region H Healthcare Coalition will become a dynamic collaborative planning network.

 

Why is the Region H Healthcare Coalition important?

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.

 

What are the benefits of membership in the Region H 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 Region H Healthcare  Coalition 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.

 

How can my organization join the Region H Healthcare Coalition?

All health care organizations in Region H are invited to join the 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:  regionhcoalition@gmail.com

Regional Coordinating Hospital:

Bradley Poucher
Chest Pain Center Coordinator
EMS Coordinator
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
478-274-3945
Brad.poucher@hcahealthcare.com
Fairview Park Hospital
200 Industrial Blvd
PO Box 1408
Dublin, GA 31021

                                                                               

Public Health:

Jodi Bazemore
Emergency Preparedness Director
South Central Health District
Phone: (478) 275-6545
FAX: (478) 275-6575

Megan Parker
Healthcare Liaison
South Central Health District
Phone: (478) 275-6545
FAX: (478) 275-6575

Click here for more information: Georgia Regional Coordinating Hospitals Map