Regional Support Structures
Regional Health Care Coalitions & Regional Emergency Coordinators: Regional Health Care Coalitions and Regional Emergency Coordinators assist local communities with emergency preparedness and response. They plan, practice, and improve response efforts regionally. They also maintain communication between regional leaders and the state, including helping communities get needed resources.
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Regional Resource Hospitals: In the event of a surge of COVID-19 cases, Regional Resource Hospitals would work with local hospitals to maximize patient access to hospital beds. Regional Resource Hospitals would track bed capacity for hospitals in their region and assist local hospitals with patient management should they reach capacity.
The State has agreed with the following hospitals to serve as Regional Resource Hospitals:
- Region 1: OHSU
- Region 2: Salem Health
- Region 3: PeaceHealth Sacred Heart at RiverBend
- Region 5: Asante*
- Region 7 St. Charles, Bend
- Region 9: Grande Ronde Hospital
*Note: for COVID-19 response, Asante will serve Curry County as part of Region 5.
Community Mitigation Planning: Through federal funding, the state is assisting Local Public Health Authorities in community-based planning.
Community Mitigation Plans will inform how communities slow the spread of COVID-19, protect vulnerable people, and maintain healthcare services and workforce going forward.