Health Care Prepardness Archives

Galena Property Services (GPS) was contracted by the Washoe County Health District (WCHD) to update all the Point of Dispensing (POD) Sites in the County.  11 sites were toured and updated for traffic flow and pedestrian flow through each  POD site.  Final documents were delivered in June 2017.

GPS also facilitated a Pharmaceutical Cache Plan exercise for the WCHD.  This exercise was based on an anthrax attack.  First Responders and Public Health Officials were tested on how to execute the Pharmaceutical Cache Plan.


Galena Property Services (GPS) has completed a four (4) month long project entitled Alternate Cars Facilities  for Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing facilities in the greater Reno/Sparks, Nevada region.  The project looked at small, medium and large facilities ranging from 10-15 beds up to 150 beds.  GPS toured each facility then wrote their plan based on their needs on where to relocate (Alternate Care Facility) during an emergency or disaster.  Plans delivered were hard copies as well as electronically so the facility if necessary can access their plan from any location.  A “Grab & Go” sheet with critical information for the facility was developed for each alternate care facility.

Alternate Care Sites

Galena Property Services is currently working on a grant contract from the Washoe County Health Department on Alternate Care Sites (ACS). Specifically it addresses the Skilled Health Care facilities on their options on where they may have to relocate during an emergency or disaster such as a wildfire, flood or possibly an earthquake. The Alternate Care Sites will have similar facilities and caretakers identified as the facilities that are vacated. This work is taking place in the Reno, Washoe County, Nevada region. When completed at the end of February 2012 the information will be located electronically and via hard copy for all the Alternate Care Sites identified in the contract. This document will also identify all transportation units that have agreed to participate in case of an emergency.