Northwest Healthcare Response Network (NWHRN) is partnering with consulting firm Russell Phillips & Associates (RPA) to provide Surge Capacity and Transportation Evacuation planning services at 33 hospital locations in the Puget Sound region. Every clinical area at each facility will be assessed to determine their specific surge capacity in the event of a disaster. Scenarios include: Internal Surge (fire or other disaster forcing horizontal evacuation), External Surge (receiving patients from nearby evacuating hospitals), Mass Casualty events, or Epidemic/Pandemic events. Survey results will drill down into short- and long-term capabilities to expand bed capacity along with staffing, equipment and other resources needed to accommodate a surge. Click here for the full press release.