To support, coordinate and emergency manage statewide healthcare system emergency preparedness, mitigation, response operations and recovery for all hazard major emergencies, and disasters.
Our Core Missions:
1. PROVIDE ALERTS, WARNINGS, NOTIFICATIONS
- HHEM provides timely critical alerts, warning, notification via the coalition communication and information system.
2. COORDINATE HEALTH CARE RESPONSE OPERATIONS
- HHEM Emergency Operations Center (HHEMEOC) coordinates overall healthcare emergency response and recovery operations statewide with county, state and federal agencies.
- HHEM Area Coordinators positioned within each county emergency operating center assist with the coordination of coalition operations at the county-level.
3. DEPLOY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS
- Kalawao Rescue (The non-federal disaster medical assistance team) provides on-scene, high-acuity casualty care services, evacuation assistance and care, highly infectious disease patient containment transport, AE critical care transport, etc.
- Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT) personnel augment clinical operations in one or more hospital facilities to support medical surge.
- Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) assist with operation support and coordination of an event or incident via the Operation Support Center (OSC).
- Incident Management Teams (IMT) assist individual hospitals with complex operations – subject matter experts, communications, just-in-time training
4. MOBILIZE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS
- Pre-positioned, air-transportable 20 and 50-bed Acute Care Modules (ACM) augment hospital services or support on-scene medical care – total of 150 beds
- Disaster Aero-medical Staging Facility (DASF) supports casualty evacuations at airport facilities by civilian and military aircraft
- Isolation and quarantine unit supports and provides care for large numbers of suspected highly infectious individuals in an alternative care facility setting.
5. PROVIDE LOGISTICAL SUPPORT AND COORDINATION
- Coordinated by HHEM Emergency Operation Center and Operations Support Center (HHEMOSC) in Honolulu.
- HHEM Area Caches (HAC) containers, and single resources such as ventilators, pharmaceuticals, personal protective equipment, generators, emergency meals, voice and data communications, medical oxygen, HEPA scrubbers, chemical & radiological instruments and related equipment and supplies, etc.
6. SUPPORT PLANNING and PREPAREDNESS
- Training and exercise program
- Technical assistance, workshops and planning workgroups
To develop, sustain and maintain a safer, less vulnerable statewide healthcare system with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters.