1. Maintain communication among member hospitals on issues in health and welfare of Georgia’s children as it relates to large scale illness and mitigation and preparation for disaster.
Use Everbridge as a potential mode of communication among each PHIC EP committee member during a disaster
Testing at least quarterly
Use call down drill to test downtime process
Identify a pediatric champion at the level of each of the 15 Healthcare Coalitions in Georgia
Work with GHA, CHOA and Region G
Incorporate the use of GaHIN in any upcoming drills
Ensure that each member hospital incorporates in its annual drills
All board members have participated
Continue to need to identify a/an individual(s)
Drills postponed b/c of COVID
2. Participate, develop, promote, and disseminate educational opportunities relevant to pediatric disaster preparedness using support from the pediatric regional coordinating hospital and allocated funding and resources.
Support the annual EMS-C conference
CHOA decontamination program
Use PHIC Listserv as a platform for dissemination
Upload links to relevant resources
Post minutes from monthly meetings
Monetary support provided for food
Best practices documents
Document describing each institutions approach to surge
3. Engage PHIC and its member hospitals in supporting the pediatric hospital designation process for the state of Georgia.
Participate as a stakeholder
Chair of PHIC EP heads committee
EMSC at the table for PHIC EP
4. Investigate areas of weakness in pediatric emergency disaster preparedness to help better develop initiatives.
Follow up on the status ASPR TRACI Pediatric Annex for hospitals (2019)
Follow up on the EMS-C Pediatric. Readiness Survey results to identify areas of weakness in preparedness (2020).
Participate in an annual state tabletop disaster drill to identify gaps.
The Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition of Georgia (PHIC) is a statewide network of the five (5) children’s hospital systems united to improve health outcomes for children and sustain quality pediatric care in Georgia.