MHPC Hosts CMS Emergency Preparedness Workshops Throughout Region

Beginning in May 2017, the team at the Metrolina Healthcare Preparedness Coalition began hosting and teaching a series of workshop aimed at helping better prepare the 17 provider types that will be affected by the upcoming CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule. Since starting in May, ten workshops have been held in the Metrolina Region with over […]

Recent Medical Support Unit Deployments

It has been a busy couple of weeks for the MHPC Medical Support Units. From August 7th to August 16th, MSU 2 was on a planned deployment to Cleveland County to support Cleveland County EMS for their response to the American Legion World Series. CCEMS uses the MSU as a First Aid Location for the […]

MHPC Participates in 2017 McGuire EOC Exercise

On Tuesday, August 8th, the MHPC participated in the McGuire Nuclear Station graded exercise with agencies and organizations from around the region as we worked through a scenario that involved a potential emergency at the station, and how to best protect and notify the community. Around the region, multiple counties open and staffed their Emergency […]

The MHPC Deploys Assets and Personnel in Support of Carolina Rebellion

May is always a busy month for the Coalition, with the month beginning and ending with regional events.  During the weekend of May 5-7, MHPC supported CHS-Northeast Events Medicine and Cabarrus County EMS by providing logistical and medical assistance during the Carolina Rebellion concert event in Cabarrus County. In addition to personnel, MHPC deployed two […]

MHPC Participates in CMPD/FBI Full-Scale Exercise

On Wednesday, March 29th,  the MHPC participated in a joint CMPD/FBI mass casualty exercise. This exercise focused on the aftermath of a complex, multi-threat incident involving an active shooter in addition to an IED detonation within a workplace. Participants from CMPD/FBI processed each crime scene, collecting and preserving evidence both from the scene as well […]

The MHPC Attends Wester Shelter Training

On March 22, 2017 MHPC and MED1 team members attended training on the Western Shelter GK 20. The class instructor was Jean-Louis Gomes from Wester Shelter Systems, USA. MED1 hosted the class at their warehouse facility and their shelter was used for the hands on.   The training covered information on the following: Important points […]

Progression of the MHPC’s Long Term Care Program

The MHPC’s Long Term Care Program began several years ago and has grown into a solid program that is responsible for providing regional Long Term Care facilities with education and assistance when needed. A need arose for the coalition to become involved with regional long-term care facilities because it was found that though they were […]

Webinar: CMS Preparedness Rules

Interested in learning more about the new CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule? How the final rule impacts more than just hospitals? The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Healthcare Caucus has partnered with ASPR to conduct a two-part webinar series to discuss the new CMS Preparedness Final Rule. On September 16, 2016 CMS released a […]

MHPC Facilitates Novant Hospital First Receiver Training

At the beginning of February, MHPC went to Novant Main Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina to provide hospital first receiver decontamination training. The first day provided both lecture and hands-on training while the second day served as a train the trainer class. Members of Novant’s Public Safety department attended the class to be the trainers […]

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Preparathon! Tornado Drill

Here in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, spring often brings violent tornadoes along with budding leaves and new flowers. That’s why Charlotte-Mecklenburg County is conducting their PrepareAthon! Drill for Tornado Safety on Wednesday, March 8. While everyone knows it’s important to prepare, this drill will ensure that all area residents know exactly what to do in the event […]