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Report
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Mississippi Healthcare
Emergency Amateur
Radio Network
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• John Bates- KF5QLL Healthcare District 6
– Anderson Regional Medical Center, Meridian, MS
• Mike Dancey- WX5H Healthcare District 5
– River Oaks Flowood, MS
• Steve Earnest- WV5D Healthcare District 8
– South Central Regional Medical Center, Laurel, MS
• Charles Duncan- KE5QIB Healthcare District 9
– Singing River Health System, Pascagoula, MS
• Joyce Pearson- KE5YFA
– MS Hospital Association, Madison, MS
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• Our Vision- To have Amateur Radio in every
healthcare organization in the state of
Mississippi and be able to communicate with
each other in a situation where there is no
other means of communication but amateur
radio available.
• Our Mission- To promote and educate
Healthcare Organizations on Amateur Radio
use in the state of Mississippi.
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Why Amateur Radio in
HealthCare Settings?
Power / Phone Lines go down
Cell Towers collapse.
The internet can go down.
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Winston Medical Center, Louisville, MS April 28, 2014
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Winston Medical Center ER
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“I am the Emergency Response Coordinator for River Oaks and Woman's
Hospitals in Flowood, Mississippi. When we lost power, we also lost all
internet and television service.
We were monitoring the Skywarn broadcasts via amateur radio however,
which continued to function throughout the event. This was our only
situational awareness coming in for awhile, until a television feed could be
restored.
It gave me great comfort to know, that should a second tornado have
approached the hospitals, that we would be aware of it through the
Skywarn group of amateur radio operators. “
Mike Dancey
KF5DII - River Oaks Hospital
Callsign: WX5H
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Moore Medical Center, Moore OK May 20, 2013
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Moore Medical Center, Moore OK
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St. John’s Hospital, Joplin MO May 22, 2011
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• What can you do with Amateur Radio?
You can talk with your Local Emergency Management
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You can send Data / request over the Radio Waves vs. Internet
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• You can talk and send data across the state with no phones or internet
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• You can send Data SECURELY–Only
the person addressed can open the
message. This means you can send
patient data- name , DOB, Diagnosis
and feel safe that it will be read only
by the intended organization.
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Where do I start?
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• Contact one of the following groups:
– MSHEARN group
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[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
– Miss. Hospital Association
• [email protected]
– Local Amateur Radio Operators
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• We will guide or assist you in getting
the right license and training.
• We can recommend equipment and
depending on applications and
availability assist with purchasing
through ASPR grants.
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Radios
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Signalink or Terminal Node Controller
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Antennas
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What you will need to supply:
–Computer
–Time
–People willing to learn and keep
their skills up
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• What we have accomplished in the
MSHEARN group:
–Established the MSHEARN Group
–Mississippi Healthcare Emergency
Amateur Radio Emergency Operation
Plan
–Built first User training / Emergency Go
Box
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• What we need to succeed:
– One Person from each district willing to serve as
the go to person for amateur radio. We still need a
person in districts I, II, III, IV, and VII. These Radio
Operators will serve on the MSHEARN workgroup
and represent their district in the group.
– Healthcare Organizations to see the need for
redundant Communications
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• The MSHEARN group will meet 3-4 times a
year to discuss where we are at with Amateur
Radios within the state in each of our districts.
• The MSHEARN group will review and make
necessary changes to the MSHEARN EOP to
reflect current use of radios in healthcare with
in the state.
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User Training / Emergency Go Box
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Go Box with Computer set up
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Solar Powered
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Go Box Antenna System
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Questions?

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