Frequently Asked Questions
As a Healthcare Coalition, we are here to serve and help. We have provided a list of frequently asked questions about who we are and what we do below. If you have a question that was not answered below please contact us.
Region H healthcare facilities have been meeting since 2007 then changed over to HPP (Healthcare Preparedness Program) in 2012 with the goal of becoming better prepared to respond to disasters. These Healthcare Facilities have developed strong relationships and have plans to support each other during emergencies.
Baldwin, Bleckley, Dodge, Hancock, Jasper, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, Putnam, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Washington, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkinson
Recognizing that hospitals are not sufficient to take care of the healthcare needs after a disaster, the Region H Healthcare Coalition will include all healthcare organizations including, but not limited to:
- Community Health Centers
- Emergency Management Agency (EMA)
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
- Nursing Homes
- Public Health
- Home Health
- Mental/Behavioral Health Providers
- Dialysis Centers
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.
Our objective 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. All organizations will learn from the experience of others. By participating in the coalition, organizations may be able to meet some of the requirements related to emergency plans and exercises.
Your facility can join the Coalition by reaching out to the Coalition Coordinator and Facilitator as well as registering your facility on GHA911. All healthcare organizations in Region H are invited to join the coalition. Members must regularly attend meetings, participate in planning, and agree to work with and support other members during disaster response and recovery.
The Region H Healthcare Coalition will support the local healthcare community and other response agencies to jointly plan for and respond to man-made or natural emergencies, by promoting intra-regional cooperation and sharing of resources.
Lynn Grant - Healthcare Coalition Coordinator
(478) 274-3194 / Dianna.Grant@hcahealthcare.com
Megan Craft - Healthcare Coalition Facilitator (478) 274-7778 / Megan.Craft@dph.ga.gov