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San Diego County ( 46 )

Profile:
San Diego County's Health and Human Services Agency developed a local MRC to enhance the existing Clinical Disaster Service Worker volunteer program established in 2002. The goal of the MRC in San Diego is to provide competent and certified clinical volunteers for use at mass prophylaxis/vaccination sites, disaster shelters, alternate care sites, and offset surge capacity issues of the community. The MRC's priority will be to increase the number of clinical volunteer providers who are trained and ready to respond during a terrorist event or other large-scale public health emergency.

Community/Jurisdiction Served:

California
San Diego County

Jurisdiction Notes :

Sponsoring Organization:
County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency

DateEstablished:
9/30/2003

Unit Information:
6255 Mission Gorge Rd
San Diego, CA 92120

Contact Information:
Melissa Dredge
6255 Mission Gorge Road
(619) 641-5015
San Diego, CA 92120

Unit Volunteers (1317 Total) :
Volunteer Type Count
Physicians 157
Physician Assistants 44
Nurse Practitioners 47
Nurses 595
Pharmacists 82
Dentists 9
Veterinarians 8
Mental Health Professionals 21
EMS Professionals 74
Respiratory Therapists 15
Other Public Health/Medical 100
Non-Public Health/Non-Medical 165

Recent Activities:

1/8/2014 - 1/8/2014
The San Diego MRC Coordinator and California Disaster Healthcare Volunteer (DHV) Administrator participated in the California Quarterly DHV drill.

11/21/2013 - 11/21/2013
San Diego MRC volunteers deployed to local hospitals in the 2013 California Statewide Medical Health Exercise.

9/23/2013 - 9/25/2013
San Diego MRC Coordinator attended the three-day 2013 Disaster Planning for California Hospitals conference sponsored by the California Hospital Association.

8/21/2013 - 8/23/2013
Two MRC coordinators and three volunteers deployed to Moffett Airfield in Mountain View California for Golden Guardian 2013. The California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) sponsored the event to provide training for the medical response to a catastrophic earthquake. The event involved more than 250 participants including medical professionals, students and trained disaster responders.

5/30/2013 - 5/30/2013
Ten volunteers participated at three hospitals in a surge capacity role during a local mass casualty incident full scale exercise of the San Diego healthcare system.