"EMSHG will be recognized as a premier provider of Comprehensive Emergency Management services and a benchmark organization in health care emergency management. EMSHG provides Comprehensive Emergency Management services to the Department of Veterans Affairs, coordinates medical backup to the Department of Defense, and assists the public via the National Disaster Medical System and the Federal Response Plan. […]Strategies and performance targets were developed for each of the seven strategic goals. During FY-2002, the EMSHG Senior Management Team (SMT) oversaw the implementation of the EMSHG Strategic Goals through partnerships with Area Emergency Managers (AEMs). This relationship was the basis for measuring progress in emergency management preparedness at the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and the VA Medical Center (VAMC) levels."
United States Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www1.va.gov/emshg/