Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) July 10, 2014
Since 2003, The Center for Health Affairs has been supporting its emergency preparedness initiative by enhancing emergency preparedness planning in the region to increase individual and regional hospital preparedness, and strengthen partnerships with members in public health departments, public safety organizations and other community healthcare entities.
Some of The Center’s recent efforts include:
“We work hard to create events, discussion and exercises that will improve our community’s ability to respond to emergencies, big or small.” said Andrea Bishop, BSN, emergency preparedness project manager, The Center for Health Affairs. “Our long-term goal is to develop a regional healthcare network that is able to work together as efficiently as possible with response partners in times of disaster.”
If you would like more information on this initiative or have questions about the emergency preparedness planning above, please contact Andrea Bishop via email or at 216.255.3662, or Beth Gatlin, RN, MA-HSM, ASPR project director, The Center for Health Affairs, via email or at 216.255.3665.
As the leading advocate for Northeast Ohio hospitals, The Center for Health Affairs provides members with vital services and resources aimed at enhancing the region’s healthcare community. The Center delivers on this goal by focusing its efforts on areas that benefit from a regional approach: Healthcare Workforce; Emergency Preparedness; Public Policy & Advocacy; Finance & Reimbursement; and Community Initiatives. With a rich history as the Northeast Ohio hospital association, dating back to 1916, The Center serves as the collective voice of hospitals and the source for Northeast Ohio hospital and healthcare information. As leaders, we continuously scan the periphery, looking for opportunities to enhance the region’s workforce, better prepare our hospitals for an emergency, and increase the region’s wage index. And because of our business affiliation with CHAMPS Healthcare, we have the resources to provide a broad level of professional services to our members. The Center, located in downtown Cleveland, is proud to advocate on behalf of 38 acute-care hospitals and two long-term acute-care hospitals in six counties. For more, visit chanet.org.