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Readiness Associates Announces Strategic Partnerships With CIHQ, Jaxon Mattison

Alliances will expand Portland, Maine, firm’s reach in the growing field of emergency planning and response

PORTLAND, Me., Feb. 8, 2019Readiness Associates, a Portland-based consulting business that focuses on helping organizations better prepare for and recover from natural and man-made disasters, announced that it is forming strategic partnerships with a pair of organizations.

“Readiness Associates delivers complete health, safety, preparedness, and business continuity services to assure Fortune 1000 companies and healthcare organizations are ready for disasters and emergencies, while also being compliant with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations,” said Donna Stevens, Readiness Associates spokesperson. “RA’s strength is in our network and experience. We focus on customized workplace training, preparation, prevention, response, and more.”

To strengthen its position in those focus areas and further expand its reach, Readiness Associates has teamed with the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality, or CIHQ, of McKinney, Texas, and with Jaxon Mattison Consulting of North Charleston, South Carolina.

CIHQ is a membership-based organization comprised of more than 300 acute care and critical access hospitals across the United States. CIHQ is also recognized as a deeming-authority by CMS for acute care and long-term acute care hospitals.

“Member organizations enjoy a comprehensive program of services designed to help them be successful in their accreditation and certification compliance efforts,” said Traci Curtis, CIHQ’s executive director of survey operations.

Jaxon Mattison offers emergency management and maritime consulting lifecycle services. Its principal consultants have provided subject matter expertise in the design and delivery of various federal training and exercise programs. They have contributed to the design of educational curriculum and provided instructor led/online delivery of the material. Through its strategic partnerships, Jaxon Mattison can deliver state-of-the-art instructional design system solutions to meet any training or education need.

“Jaxon Mattison Consulting is committed to providing our clients with best-in-class, value-added, and innovative consulting service solutions,” said Joyce Kirk, Jaxon Mattison CEO.

About Readiness Associates

As man-made and natural disasters continue to increase worldwide, Readiness Associates is your essential preparedness and risk mitigation partner. We offer solutions that help workplaces execute a well-designed plan for immediate response anytime, anywhere. Readiness Associates' core mission is to ensure that any organization, especially health care organizations nationally, is CMS compliant while preparing teams and their families to be: Safe. Ready. Prepared.


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