Regional Hospital Coordination Center (RHCC)

Disaster Preparedness equipment

OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center is the Regional Hospital Coordination Center (RHCC) for the Illinois Department of Public Health EMS Region 2 hospitals, serving 18 counties and 25 hospitals. The RHCC is the primary point of contact for communication and coordination of disaster response activities with its resource, associate and participating hospitals and EMS agencies in Region 2.

Communications Control Center

Communications is the framework that binds the components of an EMS system together. The communications system links one emergency health care provider with other members of the emergency health care team 24 hours a day. The heart of any EMS system is the communications control center.

Our office houses and coordinates the Region 2 Medical Emergency Response Team (RMERT). RMERT is a multidisciplinary group of medical professionals from each of the 25 hospitals in the region.

We are building a disaster-resilient health care system by providing resiliency through mitigation, preparedness and education.