Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
Author: William Drake, Pharm D., NDMS Group Supervisor, Memphis, TN Published Date: 10/7/2021 5:44:00 PM
Category: National Disaster Medical System; Response & Recovery; Hospital Preparedness;
On September 24, 2021, at the request of the state of Tennessee, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services deployed a team of 15 healthcare professionals, including safety and administrative support officers, from the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis in Memphis, TN. The team’s mission: to augment the hospital’s emergency department and provide much needed support to local staff.
On the third day of their deployment, NDMS team members arrived for their shift and were met with a line of 20 ambulances from the street entran Read more…
Author: Peter Cassell, ASPR Comms Published Date: 3/16/2021 5:59:00 PM
Category: National Disaster Medical System; Response & Recovery; Public Health Preparedness;
Author: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Published Date: 2/19/2021 6:44:00 PM
Category: Response & Recovery; Medical Countermeasures; National Disaster Medical System;
Joyce Sonday of Tucson, Arizona, loved walking her property and the neighborhood regularly, visiting with family and cooking for her husband, but all of that changed when she contracted COVID-19. She became exhausted and lost her taste and sense of smell. She wasn’t sure what was wrong but her husband experienced the same symptoms. At first she thought they had sinus infections but decided to go to their local clinic where she and her husband tested positive for COVID-19.
Author: Jonathan N. Greene, Deputy Assistant Secretary, HHS/ASPR Office of Operations and Resources Published Date: 2/11/2021 11:23:00 AM
Category: National Disaster Medical System; Response & Recovery;
The dedicated individuals of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) - known for their expertise, their teamwork, and their selfless commitment to saving lives during disasters and emergencies - have worked tirelessly on the front lines of health to fight COVID-19. More than 2,500 NDMS responders have deployed since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 and continue to deploy to support federal, state, local Read more…
Author: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Published Date: 11/17/2020 2:03:00 PM
Category: Response & Recovery; Public Health Preparedness; National Health Security; National Disaster Medical System;
As part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 100 experts from across the country deployed recently as part of the
National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) to provide temporary medical surge support to three hospitals in El Paso, Texas. Although this mission has ended, NDMS responders continue to provide important services in other communities across the country.
Beyon Read more…
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