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PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
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(Reporters are invited to attend either or both events described in this advisory. Contact Tom Slater at 609-203-9736 at DHSS or Lori Shaffer at 856-469-3207 at Cooper)
Rear Admiral W. Craig Vanderwagen, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), will tour
Admiral Vanderwagen directs DHHS activities relating to protecting the
Admiral Vanderwagen will visit the Camden Medical Coordination Center (MCC) at
At the Camden MCC, Admiral Vanderwagen will tour the facility and receive an overview of the MCC program. Currently, nine MCCs are located in hospitals throughout the state. An integral part of the DHSS’ emergency response capability, each facility provides regional planning, training, exercise and coordination of medical and medically related activities in preparation for a health emergency.
Admiral Vanderwagen will also tour the
DHSS staff will brief Admiral Vanderwagen on Hippocrates, a web-based software program that integrates dynamic and static data from the Department’s nine
The Admiral will also be briefed on the activities of the Burn Consortium, a collaboration among burn centers along the North Atlantic region and the Burn MCC, which is located at St. Barnabas Medical Center in
The Burn MCC coordinates all planning, training and coordination of medical resources for responses that involve treatment and care of a large number of burn patients.
Department of Health
P. O. Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360