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Lee Healthcare Coalition

Lee County Healthcare Coalition

The mission of the Lee County Healthcare Coalition is to develop and promote the healthcare emergency preparedness and response capabilities of Lee County.


Regional Healthcare Coalition Partners participate in FEMA Healthcare leadership in Anniston Alabama


Chair – Caitlyn Eck

Vice Chair – Connie Bowles

Vice Chair – Crystal McCowan

Preparedness Chair – Jerry Joseph

Training Chair – James Magas


The purpose of the Lee County Healthcare Coalition is to:

  • Provide a forum for the healthcare community and response agencies at the local level to interact with one another and promote emergency preparedness.
  • Foster communication between local, regional, and state entities on community-wide emergency planning and response.
  • Improve overall readiness through coordination of community-wide training and exercises.
  • Promote preparedness in the healthcare community through standardized practices and integration with other response partners.
  • Identify local healthcare assets available during a response.
  • Identify gaps in the healthcare community’s ability to effectively respond to an incident.
  • Assist emergency management and Lee County EOC Health and Medical Branch.
  • Facilitate communication, information and resource sharing.
  • Strengthen medical surge capacity and capabilities.

If you would like to added to the distribution list, please email Vanessa Perez at or Peggy Brown at

Information about Lee County Healthcare Coalition and upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

April 5, 2018 2-4 pm

June 7, 2018 2-4 pm

Helpful Presentations

Understanding CMS Rule

SWFL Healthcare Preparedness Coalition