HERA Region VI
(Healthcare Emergency Response Association)

The Mission and Purpose for Region 6 HERA are:
To develop and promote the healthcare emergency preparedness and response capabilities in Kentucky, Region 6.
  • To provide a forum for the healthcare community to interact with one another and other response agencies at a county, regional and state level to promote emergency preparedness.
  • To coordinate and improve the delivery of healthcare emergency response services.
  • To foster communication between local, regional and state entities on community-wide emergency planning and response.
  • To ensure overall readiness through coordination of community–wide training and exercises.
  • To promote preparedness in the healthcare community through standardized practices and integration with other response partners.

Region 6 Counties

Bullitt County 
Jefferson County
Oldham County
Henry County
Shelby County

Spencer County
Trimble County

For more information contact Linda Hawkins
at 574-6859 or send an email.

2014 - 2016 HERA Leadership - Steering Committee

Chairperson Paul Whitman Shelby County EMA
Past Chairperson Paul Friebert University of Louisville
Hospital Preparedness Coordinator Linda Hawkins LMPHW
MMRS Coordinator Diane Bagby EMA
Hospital Representative Barry Wright (Interim) Robley Rex VAMC
Hospital Representative Dave Rednour Norton Women's Healthcare
Limited Care Behavior Health TBA TBA
Long Term Care Representative Lisa Biddle-Puffer Jefferson Place
EMS Representative Christopher Lokits Louisville Metro EMS
Health Department Representative Don Renn Bullitt County Health Department
Medical Society Representative Lelan Woodmansee  GLMS

Our General Membership include participation from:

Baptist Health Louisville Baptist Health LaGrange
KentuckyOne Health / Jewish Hospitals Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
KentuckyOne Health / Jewish Hospital Shelbyville KentuckyOne Health / Our Lady of Peace
Norton Kosair Children’s Hospital Norton’s Healthcare System
Kindred Hospital Louisville KentuckyOne Health / University of Louisville
Robley Rex VA Medical Center Central State Hospital
The Brook Hospitals – Dupont & KMI Bullit County EMS
Bullit County EMA Oldham County EMS
Oldham County EMA Shelby County EMS
Louisville Emergency Management Agency Oldham County Health Dept.
Shelby County EMA Bullitt County Health Dept.

Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness

North Central District Health Dept.
Kentucky Association of Healthcare Facilities (KAHF) Long Term Care

Our Community Partners are:

Amateur Radio (Races / ARES) American Red Cross
Federally Qualified Health Centers Greater Louisville Medical Society
KY Board of Emergency Services KY Community Crisis Response Board
KY Dept. for Behavioral Health KY Dept. of Public Health
KY Hospital Association Louisville Metro Police Department
KY Medical Examiners Medical Labs
KY National & Air National Guard Seven Counties Services, Inc.
VA Area Emergency Manager Floyd Memorial Hospital
Louisville MetroSafe U of L / U of K Geriatric
Rural /  Metro EMS Jefferson County Coroner
Medical Reserve Corps
U of L School of Public Health & Information Sciences - Center for Hazards Preparedness