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Medical Response and Surge Exercise (MRSE)

The Medical Response and Surge Exercise was created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to replace the Coalition Surge Test (CST) exercise. The MRSE is a functional exercise which HSEEP describes as an operations-based exercise designed to test and evaluate capabilities and functions while in a realistic, real-time environment. The purpose of the MRSE is to provide HCCs with an opportunity to test their surge response and preparedness capabilities. The scenario used in the MRSE will test the HCC and its members’ capacity to accommodate a surge of patients equal to at least 20% of its staffed bed capacity and to ensure availability of staffed beds, supplies and equipment and personnel across its membership.

Coalition South
March 17, 2022
Coalition North
April 7, 2022
Samantha Stamper
Director, Hospital Emergency Management
Lisa Green
Program Manager