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Membership Tier Levels

Membership in the CHSCPR shall be open to all healthcare organizations that provide healthcare services in the City of Chicago, and other strategically identified partners, who are committed to ensuring that Chicago’s healthcare system is prepared to respond to and recover from all hazards emergencies and disasters. Membership will include both hospital and non-hospital partners, including, but not limited to emergency medical services (EMS), Long-term Care Facilities (LTCFs), and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office (CCME). Membership may be initiated by performing a self-assessment to determine if an organization can meet the following requirements.

CHSCPR membership requirements:

There are four tiers of membership within CHSCPR:

Full Member Tier

Description

Full member organizations demonstrate active participation in meetings, drills, and other CHSCPR activities. Full member organization representatives must attend a minimum of one CHSCPR meeting per quarter; actively participate in CHSCPR surveys and data calls; consider committee or workgroup participation; engage in daily (on time) bed reporting as required; and share subject matter experts (SMEs) when available. Examples include acute care and specialty hospitals and the hospital systems to which they belong; local health departments; non-governmental agencies such as American Red Cross, Collaborative Healthcare Urgency Group (CHUG), the Salvation Army; and relevant City of Chicago Public Safety agencies.

Benefits of full membership include, but are not limited to:

Responsibilities

Developing Member Tier

Description

Developing members are defined as those healthcare organizations that have not yet achieved the ability or infrastructure to deliver full participation or those that require additional training and expertise development to become full members. Developing members do not include those organizations whose economy of size or scope would not require full membership, i.e. Funeral Director Associations. Examples of developing members include Long-Term Care Facilities, Primary Healthcare Facilities, FQHCs, Mental/Behavioral Health Providers, and Specialty Service Providers such as Dialysis, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, stand-alone Surgery Centers and Urgent Care Centers.

Benefits for developing members include, but are not limited to:

Responsibilities

Supporting Member Tier

Description

Supporting members provide specific goods, services, and subject matter expertise to the CHSCPR. Supporting member participation is defined by the organization’s distinct scope of operations. Examples of supporting members include private sector organizations such as, but not limited to, pharmacies, professional organizations, blood banks, poison control centers, funeral directors associations, and other coalitions or groups.

Responsibilities

Federal Member Tier

Description

Federal members provide guidance and support to CHSCPR during planning, response and recovery. Federal agencies include but are not limited to:

Responsibilities