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Who We Are

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The Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition is open to all healthcare organizations/entities that provide or support health services in the eastern region of the Commonwealth of Virginia who wish to work collaboratively on emergency preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery planning and other activities.

The Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition (EVHC) core members and partners collaborate to strengthen regional healthcare emergency preparedness and resiliency.  The EVHC strives to:

  • Build relationships and partnerships
  • Coordinate inclusive regional emergency planning
  • Provide information and resource sharing
  • Develop and maintining redundant communications systems
  • Improve and maintain medical surge capacities and capabilities
  • Provide regional training and exercises
  • Strengthen healthcare organization resiliency


Mission: To collaborate with our healthcare partners to save the lives and preserve the health of our patients, residents, clients, and staff in the event of a natural or manmade disaster. 

Vision: To continually expand and strengthen the Eastern regional healthcare system’s resilience to ensure every individual received person-centered care by advancing equitable ecosystems of care.


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The Eastern Region consists of the following 27 jurisdictions: Accomack County, Chesapeake, Essex County, Franklin, Gloucester County, Hampton, Isle of Wight County, James City County, King and Queen County, King William County, Lancaster County, Matthews County, Middlesex County, Newport News, Norfolk, Northampton County, Northumberland County, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Richmond County, Smithfield, Southampton County, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Westmoreland County, Williamsburg, and York County.


Data Points:

  • RHCC Calls - 44
  • VHASS Events - 28
  • Resource Request - 46
  • Members In VHASS- 1607
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Our Location


Our office is co-located with the Tidewater Emergency Medical Services Council (TEMS) at 1104 Madison Plaza, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320.


Our Mission.

The Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition is a collaboration of healthcare organizations and providers, public health departments, and community partners working together to care for our community before, during and after an emergency.

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