The Region 2 North Healthcare Coalition is a regional organization that was formed as part of a federal cooperative agreement issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS). The major focus of the cooperative agreement is to develop a regional pre-hospital, hospital, post-hospital and supporting agencies all hazards medical preparedness and response plan for the three-county region comprising Region 2 North (Macomb, Oakland and St. Clair Counties). The development of this plan is through the participation, collaboration and coordination among key stakeholders in our region and in the state. The Region 2 North Healthcare Coalition is a 501(c)(3) under the Internal Revenue Code.
The Healthcare Coalition supports the emergency response of individual healthcare organizations by connecting them through an effective information processing and communications system. This facilitates the sharing of incident and emergency response information. It can also facilitate resource sharing between healthcare organizations, promote coordinated response strategies, and support effective interface between healthcare organizations and relevant Jurisdictional Agency(s) through the Regional Medical Coordination Center (RMCC). Source: Medical Surge Capacity and Capability document, May, 2009.