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Medical Response and Surge Exercise (MRSE)

Healthcare Coalition Exercises are Under Way

The Medical Response and Surge Exercise is designed to examine and evaluate the ability of HCCs, their members, and other partners to support medical surge. Specifically, the MRSE helps HCCs evaluate their ability to provide patients the care they need at the right place, at the right time, and with the right resources during medical surge to decrease deaths, injuries, and illnesses resulting from medical surge. The MRSE tests a coalitions ability to find appropriate beds and appropriate transportation to move more than twenty percent of its staffed bed patient population. Healthcare Coalitions in WV are made up of Emergency Management Agencies, Emergency Medical Service providers, Hospitals, Health Departments, Long-Term Care facilities, Hospice agencies, Dialysis centers and more.
Coalition South conducted its annual MRSE October 18, 2023.

  • More than 90 agencies participated in the exercise.
  • A complete After-Action Report will be available in December 2023
Coalition North will conduct its annual MRSE November 15, 2023.
  • A complete After-Action Report will be available in January 2024
Samantha Stamper
Director, Hospital Emergency Management

Lisa Green
Program Manager