Southwest Utah Healthcare Preparedness Coalition

Serving Beaver, Kane, Garfield, Iron, & Washington Counties

Our Mission

To develop and maintain collaborative planning, communication, and sharing of resources as hospitals, healthcare organizations, communities, and to prepare as a region to deliver effective patient care during a medical surge event.
Our partners include:
  • Hospitals
  • Health department
  • Emergency medical services
  • Emergency management
  • Skilled & long-term care facilities
  • Community health centers
  • Home health & hospice
  • Specialty clinics
  • Access & Functional Needs groups
Interested in becoming a partner?

2021 Southwest Region Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA)

Patient Surge14
Bomb Threat30
Wildland Fire40
Workplace Violence551
HVAC Failure70
Supply Chain Shortage / Failure81
Power Outage90
Civil Unrest101
The Hazard & Vulnerable Assessment takes into consideration the likelihood of an event occurring, its impact, and preparedness and response capabilities. Trainings and exercises for the 21-22 FY will be based around our top 10 HVAs.


UNIS is used by the Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) to quickly disseminate information to our staff and partners via email, phone, and text messages. We practice sending notifications (as meeting reminders) to those who are registered in our system. This helps us and our partners be more familiar and comfortable with our mass notification system.