Terndrup, T., Leaming, J., Adams, R., and Adoff, S. (2012). Hospital-Based Coalition to Improve Regional Surge Capacity. The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 13(5):445-52.
This article describes the Healthcare Facilities Partnership of South Central Pennsylvania and the effect of the coalition on enhancing surge capacity for optimization of access to hospital beds during mass casualty events over a 24-month evaluation period that used exercises and communications among partners to measure success.