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New River Valley Medical Reserve Corps ( 2000 )

The New River Valley Medical Reserve Corps (NRVMRC), a part of the Virginia Department of Health, serves the New River Health District which includes the Counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and the city of Radford in Southwest Virginia. New River Health District has an aggregate population of approximately 170,000 people. Virginia Tech University, Radford University, and New River Community College are also located in this area. Additionally, four hospitals: Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Lewisgale Hospital - Montgomery, Lewisgale Hospital - Pulaski, and Carilion Giles Community Hospital serve the population in this geographic area. The NRVMRC 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, New River Community Services Board, OEM, Citizen Corps, and other resources to develop a coordinated response to a disaster. Our membership includes both medically-trained and non-medically trained volunteers.

Community/Jurisdiction Served:


Floyd County , Giles County , Montgomery County , Pulaski County , Radford City

Jurisdiction Notes :

Sponsoring Organization:
Montgomery County Health Department


Unit Information:
210 S. Pepper St., Suite A
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Contact Information:
Adam LaChappelle
202 Front Ave
(540) 339-8253
Salem, VA 24153

Unit Volunteers (317 Total) :
Volunteer Type Count
Physicians 5
Physician Assistants 2
Nurse Practitioners 1
Nurses 33
Pharmacists 3
Dentists 2
Veterinarians 4
Mental Health Professionals 3
EMS Professionals 8
Respiratory Therapists 1
Other Public Health/Medical 129
Non-Public Health/Non-Medical 126

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