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Near Southwest Medical Reserve Corps ( 168 )

The Near Southwest Medical Reserve Corps (NSMRC) is a group of medically and non-medically trained volunteers. Under the direction of the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance, we respond to emergencies, disasters. We serve the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Roanoke and Alleghany, as well as the cities of Covington, Roanoke and Salem. Dabney Lancaster Community College, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Virginia Western Community College, Roanoke College and Hollins University are all within the area we serve. In addition, we're also home to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, Lewisgale Regional Medical Center, Lewisgale Alleghany Regional Hospital, Catawba Hospital and Salem VA Medical Center. The NSMRC is an integral component of the Virginia Hospital Healthcare Association's Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance (a regional task force of 16 hospitals, health districts, and local/regional emergency managers)to help with planning/management of surge capacity in a local disaster, including assisting mass prophylaxis/vaccination clinics or other major public health needs. The unit partners with the Red Cross, VOAD, OEM, Citizen Corps, and other resources to develop a coordinated response to a disaster.

Community/Jurisdiction Served:


Alleghany County , Amherst County , Appomattox County , Bedford City , Bedford County , Botetourt County , Campbell County , Covington City , Craig County , Danville City , Floyd County , Franklin County , Giles County , Henry County , Lynchburg City , Martinsville City , Montgomery County , Patrick County , Pittsylvania County , Pulaski County , Radford City , Roanoke City , Roanoke County , Salem City

Jurisdiction Notes :
This region encompasses the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance and the following Health Districts: Central Virginia, New River, Pittsylvania/Danville, Roanoke/Alleghany, and West Piedmont.

Sponsoring Organization:
Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance


Unit Information:
1944 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, VA 24012

Contact Information:
Adam LaChappelle
1944 Peters Creek Rd
(540) 339-8253
Roanoke, VA 24017

Unit Volunteers (117 Total) :
Volunteer Type Count
Physicians 1
Physician Assistants 0
Nurse Practitioners 0
Nurses 17
Pharmacists 5
Dentists 0
Veterinarians 1
Mental Health Professionals 1
EMS Professionals 15
Respiratory Therapists 0
Other Public Health/Medical 4
Non-Public Health/Non-Medical 73

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