The Northeast Ohio Healthcare Coalition is open to all public entities, not for profit entities, and entities that receive Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) funding in the region. The Northeast Ohio region is comprised of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain counties, as well as the City of Cleveland.
The purpose of the Coalition is to enhance communication amongst organizations and to develop preparation, mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, and implement best practices as they pertain to emergent events that could adversely affect the NEO healthcare delivery system.
The Coalition is a multi-disciplinary team that strives to: Enhance and support coordination and collaboration between all disciplines in the NEO region in regards to preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation functionality by improving communication, information sharing, and resource sharing. This is done through networking, planning and collaboration with local partner agencies, such as: law enforcement, fire services, specialized response teams, emergency medical services, emergency management entities, healthcare organizations including hospitals, free standing healthcare facilities, public health agencies, private sector partners and other community partners..
In addition to this, we assist and prepare the members of the Coalition and the entire healthcare community to respond as an integrated system by building relationships, partnerships, and planning together. These relationships are further strengthened by including Coalition partners in drills, training, and exercise opportunities.