"The Clinical Center (CC) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, is the nation's largest hospital solely devoted to the conduct of clinical research. The CC's clinical research mission supports national and international emergency preparedness efforts by rapidly translating scientific observations and laboratory discoveries into new approaches for diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease. Because of the Clinical Center's unique mission and lack of infrastructure to support an influx of disaster casualties (e.g., an emergency room, facilities to triage patients), the Clinical Center is not designated by Montgomery County Maryland as a recipient hospital during local emergencies. Nonetheless, as a founding member of the Bethesda Hospitals' Emergency Preparedness Partnership (see below), the Clinical Center provides critical assistance during local and national emergency events."
Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)