CHI St Luke’s Health-Memorial Livingston was recently recognized as the 2017 winner of the Excellence in Preparedness Award for a medium-sized healthcare facility by the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) and the Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (RHPC).
Nominees for this award must demonstrate institutional commitment to emergency preparedness through compliance with reporting requests, participation in educational and training opportunities, community outreach and involvement, and adoption of emergency management principles and practices to ensure a robust response effort and resilient infrastructure for the communities they serve.
“No matter what happens in our community, St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Livingston stands ready to tackle whatever comes our way, whether it’s a manmade or natural emergency, disaster or mass casualty event,” said Kristi Froese, Vice President of Clinical Operations for St. Luke’s Health-Memorial. “Our staff is incredibly well trained to handle all of life’s unfortunate situations and we are proud to be recognized by these well-respected organizations.”
The mission of SETRAC is to help prepare hospitals in the 25-county region of Southeast Texas for times of disaster. The council also helps establish standards and protocols for trauma, stroke, cardiac and pediatric care and trains hospital staff members to give the appropriate care to their local community. RHPC is the preparedness committee of SETRAC. RHPC provides collaborative planning and response to emergencies, and preserves the medical infrastructure of the region.
St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Livingston Trauma Coordinator Karen Pollard accepted the Excellence in Preparedness Award during the 2017 RHPC Healthcare Preparedness Symposium in Galveston. This symposium is the only preparedness event in the region focused on the unique needs of the healthcare community and how it aligns response planning with the broader stakeholders.