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 […]

MHPC Facilitates Nash Hospital First Receiver Training

At the end of January, MHPC traveled to Rocky Mount, North Carolina to train a group of individuals at Nash County Hospital. MHPC gave a two-day class in the first receiver decontamination program. The class instructors included Scott Hess MHPC and subject matter expert Rick Bearden, from the Center for Domestic Preparedness. The class included […]

MHPC Participates in Full-Scale Exercise with Cabarrus Health Alliance

MHPC participated in the Cabarrus Health Alliance’s full-scale exercise testing a drive-thru POD on Friday, February 10th. Staff provided assistance with the exercise as evaluators and were responsible for critiquing different elements of the exercise. Prior to the exercise beginning, staff were given a safety briefing and brief introduction to their command staff. Following the […]

New ASPR 2017-2022 Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities Available

ASPR has released the new 2017-2022 Healthcare Preparedness and Response Capabilities for all to view. The updated capabilities are the guidance that MHPC will follow throughout the new five year grant cycle. Below is a crosswalk of the 2012 and new 2017 capabilities that shows how previous capabilities have been moved into larger “buckets”. The […]

MHPC Coordinates Response to Flooded areas Following Hurricane Matthew

Just one week following the civil unrest in Charlotte, Hurricane Matthew began making its way up the southeastern coast and our counterparts in Florida began sending requests to North Carolina for resources with the anticipation of severe damage and a large population to be affected. The MHPC was contacted to begin assembling clinical staffing and […]

MHPC Establishes Role as Liaison During Civil Unrest in Charlotte

What happened? Following an officer involved shooting on September 20, 2016, the Charlotte area experienced episodes of civil unrest. While peaceful at times, intermittent episodes of violence continued throughout the duration of the event, lasting until roughly September 25. Initial protests began late afternoon on Tuesday, September 20, only hours after the shooting occurred. Incidents […]

MHPC Launches Electronic Asset List

Metrolina Healthcare Preparedness Coalition is proud to announce the launch of our Asset List! We have been working hard to provide a comprehensive list of  MHPC assets that are available to you, our partners and stakeholders. Please take some time to browse our new Asset List which can be found in the Tools & Info section […]