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Southside Medical Reserve Corps ( 159 )

Profile:
The mission of the Southside MRC within the Southside Health District is to engage health care professionals in helping the community prepare for, respond to, and mitigate emergencies, disasters, and pressing public health needs by providing a group of readily trained and available volunteer professionals who supplement and assist the health care systems. The SMRC serves Brunswick, Halifax and Mecklenburg county communities of 2,000 square miles, and a population of 88,134. The SMRC has more than 175 medical and non-medical professionals who have acted on a desire to volunteer their time and expertise during emergencies. The SMRC has promoted its mission, established its policies, procedures, and protocols regarding operations and conducted recruiting initiatives within the medical community and the community at large. The unit has provided staffing at Point of Dispensing clinics during mass immunization/prophylaxis exercises. It’s also currently active in a public health preparedness education program for individuals in schools, churches, and community organizations, instructing them how, what, and when to prepare for a disaster or pandemic.

Community/Jurisdiction Served:

Virginia

Brunswick County , Halifax County , Mecklenburg County

Jurisdiction Notes :

Sponsoring Organization:
Southside Health District

DateEstablished:
9/30/2003

Unit Information:
434 Washington Street
P O Box 560
Boydton, VA 23917

Contact Information:
Kim Bannister
434 Washington Street
P O Box 560
(434) 738-6815
Boydton, VA 23917

Unit Volunteers (189 Total) :
Volunteer Type Count
Physicians 1
Physician Assistants 1
Nurse Practitioners 1
Nurses 65
Pharmacists 4
Dentists 6
Veterinarians 4
Mental Health Professionals 4
EMS Professionals 4
Respiratory Therapists 2
Other Public Health/Medical 28
Non-Public Health/Non-Medical 69

Recent Activities: