Mid-South Emergency Planning Coalition

The Mid-South Emergency Planning Coalition represents a partnership between healthcare facilities in a six-county region of West Tennessee, East Arkansas, and North Mississippi. Coalitions in Tennessee are alighedn with eight Emergency Medical Services regions that work on planning, organizing, equipping, training, exercising, and evaluating systems' preparedness. 

The Coalition’s primary function is to work as a regional unit to create and implement effective frameworks to respond to local emergency incidents and public health issues that affect the residents of Shelby, Tipton, Faytte, and Lauderdale counties in Tennessee; Crittenden County, Arkansas; and DeSoto County, Mississippi.

To achieve this, the Coalition uses grant funds to identify healthcare emergency preparedness needs for the community and sets goals in which to meet those needs. As partners, the Coalition members work together on community hazard assessments, drills, exercises, resource sharing, and acquiring equipment and technology that can better serve them as healthcare providers and emergency responders.

Hospital members of the Coalition include:
  • Baptist Collierville
  • Baptist Desoto
  • Baptist Memphis
  • Baptist Tipton
  • Baptist Women’s and Pediatrics
  • Delta Medical
  • Lauderdale Community Hospital
  • Methodist Germantown
  • Methodist LeBonhuer
  • Methodist North
  • Methodist Olive Branch
  • Methodist South
  • Methodist University
  • Regional One
  • St. Francis Bartlett
  • St. Francis Memphis
  • St. Jude
  • Veterans Affairs
  • HealthSouth Central
  • HealthSouth North
  • Memphis Mental Health Institute
  • Select Specialty 
Other Coalition members include representatives from the following industries:

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Emergency management organizations
  • Public health agencies
  • Specialty patient referral centers
  • Behavioral health services & organizations
  • Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
  • Dialysis centers
  • Home health agencies
  • Local chapters of health care professional organizations
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Outpatient health care delivery centers
  • Schools & universities
  • Skilled nursing, nursing, and long-term care facilities
  • Support service providers
  • Other organizations