HERC Region 7 Governance

The Southeast Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition, Inc. (HERC Region 7) consists of member organizations and agencies from various disciplines.  All members organizations in HERC Region 7 are assigned to one of 8 caucuses.  The 8 caucuses are:
Clinics/Community Health Centers
Community and Private Organizations
Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Services/Public Safety
Hospitals/Healthcare Systems
Long-term Care Facilities
Public Health
Southeast Wisconsin Regional Trauma Advisory Council (SERTAC)

Emergency Management:
The Emergency Management caucus represents city, county and other local government emergency management offices and agencies. EMS/Public Safety The EMS/Public Safety caucus encompasses first responders, emergency medical services, fire, police, and other public safety agencies and organizations.

Clinics and Community Health Centers:
The Clinics and Community Health Centers Caucus includes federally-qualified health centers and free-apis owned and operated by a larger healthcare system, then the clinic will be represented by its parent organization in the Hospitals and Healthcare Systems Caucus.)

Community and Private Organizations:
The Community and Private Organizations Caucus includes all for-profit entities not owned by the government, volunteer and community organizations, and non-profit organizations who mainly have a non-healthcare related mission.

Hospitals/Healthcare Systems:
The Hospitals and Healthcare Systems Caucus includes for-profit and nonprofit entities that operate inpatient facilities where patients are admitted for definitive care.

Long-Term Care:
The Long-Term Care Caucus represents organizations providing inpatient/residential services designed to support the needs of people living with chronic health problems.

Public Health:
The Public Health Caucus includes local and tribal governmental public health agencies.

SERTAC:
This caucus represents the members of the Southeast Wisconsin Regional Trauma Advisory Council (SERTAC).

The members of each caucus elect one individual to serve as the Caucus Chair, to speak for the caucus. The eight Caucus Chairs form the HERC Board of Directors (i.e. each Caucus Chair is also a Board Director). The Board of Directors is responsible for setting the overall objectives of the coalition.

The Board of Directors elects a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer from the membership. These four officers, along with the Immediate Past Chair, the HERC Coordinator, and the HERC Regional Medical Advisor, form the HERC Executive Committee. The HERC Executive Committee is responsible for executing the business of HERC, as determined by our members and our Board of Directors.

HERC Region 7 receives general goals and objectives from the Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Program (WHEPP) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS/ASPR). HERC’s members and Board of Directors help determine how our region will best meet the state and federal goals and objectives.

For a list of the current Board of Directors and Executive Committee, click here.
For the current version of the HERC Region 7 bylaws, click here (member log-in required).
For the current state and federal goals/objectives, click here (member log-in required).