Safety

Safety

In the event of an emergency, Nehalem Valley Care Center has developed a comprehensive Emergency Response Plan. This program describes the process of preparing for, mitigating, responding to and recovering from emergencies. This program is comprehensive and meets the health, safety, and security needs of the Nehalem Valley Care Center staff and resident population during an emergency or disaster situation. The program also addresses how the Nehalem Valley Care Center facility would coordinate with other healthcare facilities, as well as the local Tillamook County community during an emergency or disaster.

Specifically, this plan addresses the following facility and emergency planning elements:

  • Plan administration and responsibilities including Program Administrator, Emergency Response Team Coordinator, Back-up Emergency Response Coordinator, and Emergency Response Team
  • Hazard Vulnerability Assessments (HVA)
  • Communication systems
  • Shelter in place provisions
  • Response partners and supporting organizations
  • Disasters
  • Training, drills and exercises

In the event of an emergency, we will be updating our website with phone numbers you can call for updates and specific information regarding our status.  During the emergency, a designated person in the facility will be assigned as a communications person in charge of all necessary communication.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM
TitlePerson ResponsibleBack Up
Emergency Response
Coordinator
Kimberly TopazioDebra Padgett
Operations ChiefKimberly TopazioDebra Padgett
Public Information
Spokesperson
Lynnelee BaertleinTerrie Wagler
Family LiasonKaittlin Walters
Physical Plant CoordinatorBrian LizotteMichele Weisler
* Person responsible to act as the Administrator or person legally responsible for the operations of the facility is Kimberly Gaerlan, RN – Director of Nursing Services
* In the event of an emergency, all staff on duty at NVCC will be part of the
Emergency Response Team including the Charge Nurse