SCWIHERC November 14, 2023 Membership Meeting Notes
Passcode: see email from Jennifer November 16
The hospital group discussed the warehouse survey and discussed the balance of adequate inventory versus space available. The DASH Tool https://dashtool.org/ is robust and a bit overwhelming, and likely a starting point. Note that the DASH Tool does let you export results after entering your data.
Suggested meeting topic: FirstNet communications capabilities. Will work to bring this topic in for a future meeting.
The Hospital Forum will skip meeting in December, Jennifer will send out a survey to schedule for early January.
Jennifer gave a few SCWIHERC updates. The Training Needs Assessment Survey was sent out October 25 and will close November 24. This is very important and our primary source of information for planning trainings in the region and state, please strive to have at least one response per organization, but multiple people from the same organization are welcome to respond! The ventilator survey, sent Nov 8 and Due Nov 20, can be used to request no-cost ventilators from WI DHS stockpile. SCWIHERC applied for carryover funding to support a cybersecurity workshop and conduct a power outage tabletop exercise. Cyber is #3 on our HVA, and WICTRA https://wictra.org/ hosts a two day workshop wherein the first day is doing a TTX to discover your organizational vulnerabilities, and the second day is used to write a cyber event continuity plan. Power Outage is # 2 on our HVA, and we are looking to host an in-person tabletop exercise like the good old days where we would be grouped together with our local response partners, and cover response to a substantial power outage which affects health partners but also impacts the community. Other smaller projects for which SCWIHERC requested carryover money include refreshing our website, and continuing our fundraising efforts as a nonprofit organization. Don’t forget that SCWIHERC is offering scholarships to support emergency preparedness efforts in the region, see email sent November 3. Also note the following scheduled spring dates: Feb 6 and May 7 for SCWIHERC meetings, February 21 for Medical Surge and Response Exercise (MRSE).
Jim Oleson, WI DHS Warehouse Supervisor, gave an update on warehouse operations. The state has a glut of supplies received during the pandemic, and needs to demobilize and return to pre-pandemic operations and par levels. This is the reason behind the warehouse survey which closed yesterday, November 13. Refer to recording for more details, questions can be sent to email@example.com
Ann Zenk, Wisconsin Hospital Association, gave a presentation on workforce development and WHA’s work on this topic to train and retain the healthcare workforce. firstname.lastname@example.org
Traci Lindsey, South Central Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers, also gave a presentation describing SCWAHEC’s mission and work on this topic. They are interested in hearing from you if your organization can take interns or mentor students in some capacity! email@example.com
Refer to the recording for more details.
What are we working on and preparing for?
MCI preparedness, upcoming respiratory season, staffing shortages/hiring/retention, cyber threats, decon, PHEP and other emergency plan updates.
Jeff Brown- Mercyhealth
Dave Kitkowski- St. Clare Baraboo and SCWIHERC
Michael Niles- Rock County HD
Karen Nsiah-Ababio- Rock County HD
Jordon Denfeld and Derrick- Maxim Staffing
Karmen Bryer- Beloit Health System
Nathan Bubenzer- Meriter UPH
Dave Larson- Madison VA
Belle Koch- Sauk Prairie Healthcare
Mary Crowley- Juneau County HD
Steve Haskell- UW Health
Patti Miller- City of Beloit EM
Angie Cohen- Grant Regional
Jodi Moyer- Beloit Health System
Carmen Luther- Reedsburg Area Med Ctr
Ben Thompson- Mercyhealth
Christal Foreyt- Gundersen Boscobel
Mary Tessendorf- Monroe Hospital
Tammy Kingery- Gundersen Moundview
Adam Dahle- Encompass Health Rehab Hospital
Mike Stephens- Fort HealthCare
Leanne Seifert- Watertown Regional Med Ctr
Sally Blackbourn- Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County
Sharon Rateike- ECRI
Page Heinke- SSM Health at Home
Kyle Schaeffer- UW Health
Emily Kosterman- Waupun Memorial
Katie Budack- Grant Regional
Tina Strandlie- Stoughton Health
Sarah Jensen- Marquette Co HD
Debbie Siegenthaler- Iowa Co HD
Sean Madison- NIPARC
Victoria Parker- Watertown HD
Lynn Skatrud- Green Co HD
Jodie Molitor- Sauk Co HD
Erin Hastert- Lafayette Co HD
Kara Takes- Unified Therapy
Kimberley Spurgeon- Family Health La Clinica
Gary Ziegler- Green Co EM
Anthony Rauterberg- Watertown FD
Diana Quinn- SSM Health
Jeff Ethington- UW Health OPO
Jim Oleson- WI DHS
Ann Zenk- WHA
Traci Lindsey- SCWAHEC
Jennifer Behnke- SCWIHERC