Northwest Healthcare Response Network Regional COVID-19 Coordination Center (RC3)

Northwest Healthcare Response Network Regional COVID-19 Coordination Center (RC3)

The Regional COVID-19 Coordination Center (RC3), the product of ongoing collaboration between Western Washington Disaster Medical Coordination Centers and the Northwest Healthcare Response Network, was established to triage and place COVID-19 and related patients requiring acute hospital care in an equitable manner across western Washington.

Operated 24/7 out of Harborview Medical Center, the RC3 aims to prevent any single hospital or small group of hospitals from experiencing significant COVID-19-related resource strain by balancing patient placement across the region and supporting transport coordination to hospitals with additional capacity. In addition to supporting patient/resident placement from healthcare facilities, such as long-term care centers, the RC3 stand ready to assist hospitals at maximum capacity seeking to decompress by transferring a group of COVID-19 or non-COVID-19 patients to other hospitals for continued care.

Please review the linked slides and familiarize yourself and your staff with the process for accessing the RC3. 




Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
c: 324-231-4804