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Tidewater EMS Council & Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition


In August 2013, the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Medical Response System (HRMMRS) Healthcare Committee and the Eastern Region Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program Coordinating Group merged to become the Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition (EVHC). Together, representatives from regional healthcare partners, including hospitals, EMS, Public Health, Emergency Management, and Long Term Care collaborate to ensure healthcare and public health resiliency in the Eastern Region. Building on the solid foundation of over 12 years of collaboration, coordination, and preparedness relationships throughout the region, the Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition endeavors to develop and promote the emergency preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery capabilities of local healthcare entities.


The Tidewater EMS Council was incorporated in 1974 as a non-profit private organization for the purpose of developing and implementing an efficient and effective regional EMS delivery system. The council integrates and coordinates resources to ensure rapid response and expert patient care, as well as coordination between more than 60 local EMS agencies and 15 hospitals in the Tidewater EMS Council region.

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