Through effective policy development and training practices, The South Central Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition (formerly South Central Healthcare Coalition) integrates individual planning capabilities from regional responders to facilitate a coordinated and collaborative response to emergencies in the region. With over 1.1 million residents across nearly 11,000 square miles, Region 5 provides services to the second most populous region in the State.

South Central Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition strives to provide the following services to our Coalition Members:

  • Emergency Preparedness Planning Assistance
  • Training and Education Opportunities
  • Support of Coalition Activities through Policy Guidance
  • Serve as an information portal for current resources and capabilities
  • Identify coalition resource needs and provide technical assistance in acquisition
  • Monitor and coordinate information between organizations and facilities

Coalition Priorities

  • Regional Medical Coordination Training and Exercising
  • Offering Relevant Trainings and Exercises to Our Partners
  • Coordinating workgroups on special topics including special pathogens, vulnerable populations, hospital issues, public health emergency preparedness, medical surge, and the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

SCWIHERC’s Vision: 

Prepared and ready healthcare in South Central Wisconsin. 

SCWIHERC’s Objectives:                        

  • Prevent the loss of life, property and undue suffering in the region.
  • Facilitate coordination, collaboration and communication of partners in the region. 
  • Identify common gaps in education and knowledge of partners in the region. 
  • Identify emerging change in practice related to preparedness for partners in the region. 
  • Coordinate identified trainings needs for partners in the region. 
  • Disseminate information, guidance, and situational awareness to partners in the region.
  • Identify new resources for partners in the region.