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Mutual Aid and Sheltering Agreement Between Participating South Carolina Hospitals (MASA) Presented by: Rickey Herring, CHSP, CHEP, LSCS Greg Reed.

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1 Mutual Aid and Sheltering Agreement Between Participating South Carolina Hospitals (MASA) Presented by: Rickey Herring, CHSP, CHEP, LSCS Greg Reed

2 MASA Introduction Today’s Speakers What is a MASA ? Consider joining the MASA Still developmental…

3 MASA History Formed by the Upstate Safety Group (now the SC EC Council) to address SC DHEC requirements for evacuation planning following the Governor’s Order of 1996 – Post Hugo Addressed DHEC licensure requirements Standardized timelines and common language Identified intra regional assets – beds, staffing, supplies equipment Informal origins, direct contract between hospitals

4 Today’s MASA 48 SC Hospital membership circa Beds in a WCS (Worse Case Scenario) Potential sharing of resources Scalable – Local, Regional, State-wide Hospital to Hospital or connectible to Jurisdiction, Regional and State EM/Public Health Participating hospitals convene (SC EC Council) annually to review & update

5 From The Mountains to the Sea

6 Today’s MASA Hospital Membership Requirements Has current SC DHEC Licensure / CMS Cert. NIMS-Compliant ICS / Primary Response 24/7 Emergency Contact Redundant Communications

7 Today’s MASA Still developmental… Exercising the MASA (Small Scale Has Been Done) Transportation Challenges Patient Referral Challenges Administering and Activation Challenges

8 MASA Advantages Intra – Regional to address numbers of patients Flexibility / Scalability / Integration Respective Hospital Legal Review

9 Participation Annual Agreement Application information ____________________________________ Rickey Herring 2011 SC EC Coordinator

10 Thank you! Rickey Herring - GHS Environment of Care Coordinator – or Greg Reed – Director, GHS Environment of Care/Emergency Management – or


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