Region 3 Healthcare Coalition

.REGION 3 HEALTHCARE COALITION


BACKGROUND

Michigan's Region 3 Healthcare Coalition (HCC) was established in 2002 to ensure statewide readiness and interagency collaboration to respond to medical and public health emergencies. We are one of eight coalitions in Michigan, and work in concert with all Michigan coalitions to meet the deliverables identified by state and federal guidelines. The coalition partners include 22 community hospitals, (including Level 1 and Level 2 Trauma Centers), 11 Medical Control Authorities with oversight of all emergency medical services, 61 long-term care facilities, Community health centers and freestanding clinics, and 10 local health departments. The region has 14 Emergency Management offices, a Michigan Regional Epidemiologist, and the Public Health Regional Lab. The coalition has an established leadership structure with regularly reviewed bylaws; conducts annual training and exercises; and continues to incorporate new coalition members. Region 3 HCC serves the counties of Alcona, Arenac, Bay, Genesee, Gladwin, Huron, Iosco, Lapeer, Midland, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Saginaw, Sanilac, and Tuscola.

MISSION

The Region 3 Healthcare Coalition strives to be the agency promoting the coordination of an "All Hazards" emergency healthcare preparedness program that collaborates and coordinates not just hospital, EMS and other health providers but actively works to promote a strong interagency emergency response and coordination which includes Tribal, Emergency Management and Public Health partners in order to provide leadership and expertise to the region through healthcare facility planning, prevention, response, and recovery efforts.


GEOGRAPHIC DETAILS

  • Population - Approximately 1.2 million
  • 61 Long Term Care Facilities
  • Geography - Approximately 9000 square miles
  • State highways
  • 14 counties, including 4 large metropolitan areas
  • 22 Acute Care Hospitals including One Level 1 and three Level 2 trauma centers 1 Burn Unit and 1 Pediatric Level 2 Unit.
  • Highly diverse race and ethnicity
  • One Federally-recognized Tribe
  • Large Manufacturing Corporations
  • 6 Colleges and Universities
  • Major tourist and resort destinations
  • Major sporting event centers
  • 67 Life Support Agencies , ALS, BLS, MFR

REGIONAL HVA KEY PRIORITY FINDINGS

Top 3 Regional Priorities
PREPAREDNESS OBJECTIVES

Objectives were developed in 2009 and are reviewed annually.
RESPONSE OBJECTIVES

Objectives were developed in 2009 and are reviewed annually.
BUSINESS STRUCTURE

All coalition members have agreed to a mutual aid agreement.