In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, MGH members of the MA-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) deployed October 30 on a special needs mission under the National Disaster Medical System to Queens in New York City.
Mass General Responds to Hurricane Sandy
The team includes Jacquelyn Nally RN (Deputy Commander and Disaster Response Manager, MGH Center for Global Health), Paul Biddinger MD (Supervisory Medical Officer), Allison Durocher RN (Bigelow 13), Robert Droste RN (Burn ICU), Lisa Anahory RN (ED), and Karen Ryle RPh (Outpatient Pharmacy). Additional MGH staff on the Rhode Island (RI-1) DMAT and International Medical Surgical Response Team (IMSuRT) have also deployed to the area.
More than two hundred years of experience and leadership in providing post-catastrophe medical care is one of Mass General’s major advantages in responding rapidly to health and humanitarian emergencies around the world. The Center for Global Health is committed to expanding the capacity of Mass General to respond to humanitarian crises and defining the science of effective disaster response.
For more information or to learn more about global disaster response at Mass General Hospital, please contact Dr. Hilarie Cranmer, Director of Disaster Response at the Mass General Center for Global Health.