Highlights
April 12, 2016 (Ebola Preparedness Summit)
April 27, 2016 (Evacuation Exercise hosted by the Mayo Clinic)
The Northeast Florida Healthcare Coalition sponsored an Ebola Preparedness Summit at the Lexington Hotel on the Southbank. The agenda for the day included Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Infectious Diseases training; Infectious Disease Scenario training as well as a discussion based table top exercise focused on an Ebola outbreak in the Region. The day also included two working lunch sessions, which led participants in facilitated discussions on the Region’s ability to manage an infectious disease outbreak as well as the critical roles and responsibilities of partner agencies in an event. The event was well attended and included representation from hospitals, healthcare facilities, County Departments of Health, Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Services. For more information on the Northeast Florida Healthcare Coalition, please contact Beth Payne, epayne@nefrc.org.
The Northeast Florida Healthcare Coalition hosted a tabletop exercise at the Mayo Clinic on April 27 for member organizations in its six-county region. With nearly 50 attendees, there was representation from County Departments of Health, Emergency Management, EMS Provider, and hospitals. The discussion centered on the evacuation of hospitals and healthcare facilities in advance of a hurricane, with a focus on how the region could work together during such an event. There was meaningful discussion on the problems that exist in discharging, transferring and sheltering the number of patients as required by the scenario.  For more information, please contact Beth Payne, epayne@nefrc.org.