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TNHRHCC welcomes healthcare organizations, response agencies, state partners, and community partners in the region. Members work together on preparedness, response, and recovery for healthcare.


Healthcare coalitions are nationally recognized organizations whose collective, primary mission is to support healthcare organizations during emergency response and recovery. They promote integrating members into broader community response. 

Service Area

TNHRHCC is named after the Highland Rim: a geographical portion of Tennessee between Kentucky Lake and the Cumberland Plateau.

Our service area is the same as State EMS Region 5 and includes:

Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson counties.

Core Members



Emergency Management Agencies

Emergency Medical Services

Health Technician at Work

Healthcare Members


To participate in Medicare and Medicaid, 17 types of healthcare facilities must meet emergency preparedness rules. Healthcare coalitions support these facilities during disaster response, in addition to helping them get prepared and providing training. 

These are the following 'CMS-17' facility types



Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institutions (RNHCIs)

Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs)


Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs)

All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

Transplant Centers

Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities

Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) Home Health Agencies (HHAs)

Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORFs)

Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)

Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs)

Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs)

Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

 End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities

Clinics, Rehabilitation Agencies, and Public Health Agencies as Providers of Outpatient Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology Services

Support Service Members

  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire Service
  • Local Public Safety Agencies
  • Medical Reserve Corps 
  • Jurisdictional Partners (including cities, counties, and tribes)
  • Community Emergency Response Team
  • Blood Banks
  • Non-profit Organizations 
  • Specialty Patient Referral Centers
  • Schools and Universities 
  • Infrastructure Companies
  • Local Chapters of Healthcare Professional Organizations
  • Medical Device Manufacturers and Distributors
  • Public or Private Payers
  • Other Support Services
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