The Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (RHPC) is the preparedness committee of SETRAC with the mission of providing collaborative planning and response to emergencies, in a multi-disciplinary approach, and to preserve the medical infrastructure of the region.
The RHPC is divided into five corridors, served by a Chair and Vice-Chair. A major component of the response is the Catastrophic Medical Operations Center (CMOC). The CMOC is an industry recognized best practice for ensuring resiliency of the regional healthcare infrastructure by a multi-disciplinary group. At the request of a jurisdictional authority, CMOC will activate according to the current Regional Emergency Preparedness Plan that is on file at the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management.
Education – Training – Exercise
Technology and Communications
Chair – Chris Collier – SETRAC
2019 Meeting Schedule
All Meetings will be held from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the SETRAC Office (1111 North Loop West, Suite 160, Houston, TX 77008)
– January 4, 2019
– March 1, 2019
– May 3, 2019
– August 2, 2019
– October (Preparedness Symposium) 9th, 10th, & 11th
– November 1, 2019
History of the RHPC
1997 – Houston named one of the first 4 MMRS (Metropolitan Medical Response System) cities in the nation
The HRG (Hospital Receiving Group) is formed with the “big 8” hospitals in Houston
2001 – Tropical Storm Allison and 9-11 spurs growth that creates HAHEMC (Houston Area Hospital Emergency Management Collaborative)
2002 – The Regional Emergency and Hospital Preparedness Council is formed
2005 – Response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita prompts the development of the Disaster Unified Medical Command, later renamed the Catastrophic Medical Operations Center.
2012 – RHPC integrates with the SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) becoming the preparedness committee of SETRAC. The Regional Hospital Preparedness Council becomes the Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition.