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Serving southeastern Virginia by coordinating the Emergency Medical Services for the region, Tidewater EMS Council plays an important role in ensuring that the highest levels of care, training and support are provided.


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Aug 25, 2020

There are 10 jurisdictions in the Tidewater EMS Council region and TEMS plays an important role in the planning, monitoring and supporting of Emergency Medical Services in the area. The Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition (EVHC) is also part of the the TEMS Council and on today’s episode we are going to find out just what EVHC is all about and why it’s so important.

Since March hospitals and healthcare facilities have been doing their best to help treat people with corona virus and protect others from getting it. Here in our area of the Commonwealth, the Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition has been a part of that effort.

For those of you who don’t know, EVHC is a collaboration of healthcare organizations and providers, public health departments, and community partners working together to care for our community before, during and after an emergency. Every active member of the Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition is a partner in our regional preparedness effort. That includes acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, public health, veterans affairs facilities, military treatment facilities as well as Emergency Medical Services.

Joining us now to talk more about the Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition is the Regional Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for EVHC, Judy Shuck.