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Expanding Hospital Participation in Florida's Federal Coordinating Centers

Meeting Description:
The National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) is a federally coordinated health care system and partnership of the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Homeland Security (DHS), Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA). During major disasters, NDMS may help fill in the gaps to supplement hospital and health system response. This is accomplished using Federal Coordinating Centers (FCCs) which are a facility located in a metropolitan area responsible for the day-to-day coordination of planning and operations in one or more assigned geographic NDMS patient reception areas. There are three FCCs in Florida. The webinar will provide information on Florida’s FCCs, their mission under NDMS, and how NDMS is working to expand hospital participation in regional FCCs through a definitive memorandum of agreement (MOA).
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the FCC and its mission
  • Summarize the NDMS Definitive Care Agreement
  • Provide an opportunity for hospitals to ask questions regarding the NDMS, MOA and FCCs
  • Provide POCs for enrollment
Suggested Audience
Hospital leadership and emergency management executives.
Date: Wed, May 29, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): John Wilgis, FHA
 Presenter Information
Rick Rhodes
Area Emergency Manager/FCC Coordinator
Department of Veterans Affairs