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Region K includes Baker, Brooks, Calhoun, Colquitt, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Randolph, Seminole, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Worth counties.

Region K Healthcare Coalition works together to respond to emergencies by promoting intra-regional cooperation, sharing of resources, planning and networking.

Organizations encouraged to participate includes, but is 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
  • Hospice Agencies
  • Personal Care Homes and Assisted Living Facilities
  • Emergency Management Agency
  • Emergency Medical Services

Why is the Region K 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, moves together to effectively respond to the disaster and work towards recovery.

Planning together saves lives!

What are the benefits of membership in the Region K 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 K Healthcare Coalition is the development of a coordinated emergency response plan. By planning collaboratively, all members of the coalition are strengthened and 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 K Healthcare Preparedness Coalition?

All health care and emergency response organizations in Region K 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:

Regional Coordinating Hospital:

Gary Rice

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Phoebe Health Systems

O 229-220-2569

Thea Burke

Healthcare Liaison/Office of All Hazards Preparedness
DPH Southwest Health District, 8-2

O 229-248-2570

Julie Miller
Emergency Preparedness Director/Office of All Hazards Preparedness
DPH Southwest Health District, 8-2

O 229-430-1966

Links for More Information:

Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities – National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness, January 2012
Region K Healthcare Preparedness Coalition Printable Flyer and Map


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