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Title: Mutual Aid and Sheltering Agreement Between Participating South Carolina Hospitals (MASA)


1
Mutual Aid and Sheltering Agreement Between
Participating South Carolina Hospitals(MASA)
  • Presented by
  • Rickey Herring, CHSP, CHEP, LSCS
  • Greg Reed

2
MASA Introduction
  • Todays Speakers
  • What is a MASA ?
  • Consider joining the MASA
  • Still developmental

3
MASA History
  • Formed by the Upstate Safety Group (now the SC EC
    Council) to address SC DHEC requirements for
    evacuation planning following the Governors
    Order of 1996 Post Hugo
  • Addressed DHEC licensure requirements
  • Standardized timelines and common language
  • Identified intra regional assets beds,
    staffing, supplies equipment
  • Informal origins, direct contract between
    hospitals

4
Todays MASA
  • 48 SC Hospital membership circa 2011
  • 1114 Beds in a WCS (Worse Case Scenario)
  • Potential sharing of resources
  • Scalable Local, Regional, State-wide
  • Hospital to Hospital or connectible to
    Jurisdiction, Regional and State EM/Public Health
  • Participating hospitals convene (SC EC Council)
    annually to review update

5
From The Mountains to the Sea
6
Todays MASA
  • Hospital Membership Requirements
  • Has current SC DHEC Licensure / CMS Cert.
  • NIMS-Compliant ICS / Primary Response
  • 24/7 Emergency Contact
  • Redundant Communications

7
Todays MASA
  • Still developmental
  • Exercising the MASA (Small Scale Has Been Done)
  • Transportation Challenges
  • Patient Referral Challenges
  • Administering and Activation Challenges

8
MASA Advantages
  • Intra Regional to address numbers of patients
  • Flexibility / Scalability / Integration
  • Respective Hospital Legal Review

9
Participation
  • Annual Agreement
  • Application information __________________________
    __________
  • Rickey Herring
  • 2011 SC EC Coordinator
  • rherring_at_ghs.org

10
Thank you!
  • Rickey Herring - GHS Environment of Care
    Coordinator
  • 864-455-6002 or 864-430-6669 rherring_at_ghs.org
  • Greg Reed Director, GHS Environment of
    Care/Emergency Management
  • 864-455-5179 or 864-444-7819 greed_at_ghs.org
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