We have a new name!
A sincere thank you to all our partners who contributed to our branding process! After an extensive survey and input process, we are happy to announce our new name as the Regional Emergency and Disaster (REDi) Healthcare Coalition. Special thanks to the Spokane Regional Health District Communications staff who assisted in the process and design of this new brand. While there were many contenders for a name, we landed on REDi for a variety of reasons.
Here when you need us
As a response agency, we are ready when disaster strikes. Clearly stating the response role of our Coalition in the name is our promise that we're here for you when you need us the most.
A nod to preparedness
With the shortened REDi (pronounced ready) as the acronym for Regional Emergency and Disaster, we can highlight the vast preparedness work we do to make sure our healthcare community is as ready as possible when crises hit.
The need to support the healthcare needs of our community during an emergency extends well beyond jurisdictional boundaries. While many name options drew clear connections to our physical geography in eastern Washington, we desired to acknowledge that much of the work done in our region is in partnership with the surrounding areas. We are grateful to our state, north Idaho, eastern Oregon, and western Washington partners who support us, and who we also support, as we collectively prepare for and response to crises impacting the healthcare system.
A bold look
The work we do as healthcare, emergency management, EMS and public health professionals in preparing for and responding to disasters is not for the faint of heart. As a way to honor the challenging and exceptional work done by our partners, we chose a strong font and bright colors to reflect bold work being done daily to keep our communities healthy and safe.
If you're as excited as we are about the new look, please check out the Style Guide. As always, we are honored to continue to serve eastern Washington communities and look forward to working together under this new name!
Washington State Regional Emergency and Disaster (REDi) Healthcare Coalition is the healthcare coalition serving the 19 counties and 4 tribes of eastern Washington. Our mission is to build emergency preparedness across the healthcare system to
create resilient communities across our region. To fulfill its mission, the coalition collaborates with
healthcare partners on various projects and topics to increase regional
system preparedness. The ultimate goal - quality patient care during medical
The program is funded through Washington State Department of Health under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response Healthcare Preparedness Program grant. The REDi Healthcare Coalition works with outside agencies like hospitals, clinics, long-term care providers, dialysis centers, blood centers, emergency management, public health, tribal health and others to carry out their mission.