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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.

After Action Reports from the 2023 MRSE exercises are available on the WVHA SharePoint site at click here.
2024 MRSE Exercise dates are:
Coalition North – October 8, 2024
Coalition South – November 19, 2024


Samantha Stamper
Director, Hospital Emergency Management

Lisa Green
Program Manager