Updates on Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma

The MGH Center for Disaster Medicine and Office of Global Disaster Response continue to evaluate how to best support local relief efforts in Texas and Florida, and to coordinate with other efforts from across the Partners Healthcare system.

Hurricane Harvey:

In coordination with Project HOPE and Americares, a professional team of disaster responders from MGH has deployed to Houston to provide acute and emergent healthcare to an underserved population in a region that has been severely impacted. Since their arrival in Texas, they have seen 70-100 patients a day who would otherwise not have received any care. The community has experienced massive destruction with most homes uninhabitable.

Hurricane Irma:

We are also monitoring the emerging needs from Hurricane Irma. The MA-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) has been activated and pre-positioned in Orlando to support federal relief efforts. The 11-member team includes includes physicians, nurses, nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, social workers, and instructors on the safe handling of hazardous materials.

The federal Trauma and Critical Care team remains on alert for deployment to Florida. No additional deployments are planned at this time.

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Employees and Staff:

If you are an employee of the Massachusetts General Hospital interested in volunteering for domestic or international deployments to support medical operations after natural and man-made disasters, please submit a profile to our disaster response database.

This page will be updated as additional information becomes available. (Last updated: 11 September 2017)