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HIPAA and Law Enforcement Officers

April 6, 2018

Please read the attached article which articulates the relationships between law enforcement and health care – related to the release of information requests that can be made. HIPPA AND LEOS


Respiratory Protection 02.18

February 13, 2018

This is a follow up to the Respiratory Protection newsletter posed in July of 2017. Respiratory Protection 02.18


Health Care Coalition Influenza Pandemic Checklist

February 1, 2018

The following information/link provides a tool to support your facility when dealing with a pandemic outbreak. ASPR TRACIE Health Care Coalition Influenza Pandemic Checklist    


Chicken Pox Update

December 18, 2017

Please read the attached document about Chicken pox. Chicken Pox update Thank you Dave Miller for providing this information.    


NIMS Third Edition Released October 2017

October 27, 2017

On October 10, 2017, FEMA released the third edition of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), which serves as the framework of emergency management and incident response for public and private sector organizations across the U.S. It means that you now have access to the very latest processes, protocols and procedures to effectively manage “a […]


Hurricane Harvey Incident Review

October 10, 2017

Hurricane Harvey caused havoc in the Southern Central United States region.  According to the National Hurricane Center, Harvey was downgraded to a tropical depression on Wednesday August 30th, 2017.  The storm continues to have fierce winds and rain moving into Northern Mississippi and Central Tennessee as shown in the picture to the right. CNN statistics […]


National Emergency Preparedness Month

September 13, 2017

As we live in turbulent times it is important to be prepared for any unplanned events or disasters.  Many may say that Minnesota is safe from devastating disasters like we have seen in the Southern United States, however, it is important to not be complacent and keep vigilant of what can happen to any Minnesotan. […]


St. Cloud Hospital collaborates with St. Cloud State University with an Active Threat Exercise

August 4, 2017

On July 19, 2017, St. Cloud Hospital worked with Gold Cross Ambulance, St. Cloud Police Department, St. Cloud Fire Department and St. Cloud State University to do an Active threat/Explosion exercise. The action started at the University where there was an explosion in an extremely busy common area.  There were multiple victims.  The scenario required police securing […]


Respiratory Protection Update – July 2017

July 20, 2017

Respiratory Protection Newsletter


Central and West Central Spring 2017 Exercise

June 26, 2017

Central and West Central Health Care Preparedness Coalition Completes Another Successful Functional Exercise On May 24th and 25th, 2017 both the West Central and Central Health Care Preparedness Coalitions participated in a Severe Weather Functional Exercise to create an opportunity for facilities to practice evacuation or an influx/surge of patients.  As the Center for Medicare […]