Surge OC is an initiative created by the County of Orange Health Care Agency to help prepare the local health care delivery system to meet the medical needs during a catastrophic disaster. It encourages the collaboration between various facets of the health care system and brings together hospitals, long term care/skilled nursing facilities, community clinics, social services agency, public health department, city and county emergency managers to plan at a local level and to develop realistic operational plans.
Understand the needs of our community
Establish regional Healthcare response Plans
Validate and strengthen plans through exercise
Staffing and Training
Identification of training needs
Implementation of training programs
Identify staffing resources
Partner Collaboration Develop a regional collaborative of informed, empowered and connected health care partners that might need to depend on each other in times of a disaster.