Updates on 2017 Hurricane Season

The MGH Center for Disaster Medicine and Office of Global Disaster Response continue to evaluate how to best support local relief and recovery in the Caribbean and the U.S. (contiguous), and to coordinate with other efforts from across the Partners Healthcare system.


At the request of the Government of Dominica and the Pan-American Health Organization, the Massachusetts General Hospital has deployed an Emergency Medical Team for Acute Dialysis Care to the Princess Margaret Hospital in the capital and largest city of Roseau. The 5-member team includes physicians, nurses, and logisticians, and is remotely supported by subject matter experts in hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and global disaster response from Mass General.

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MGH staff are currently supporting federal relief efforts in Puerto Rico. No additional deployments are planned at this time.

U.S. (contiguous):

The MA-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) successfully supported federal relief efforts in Florida and have returned safely. In coordination with Project HOPE and Americares, a 2nd team of disaster responders from MGH deployed to Houston to provide acute and emergent healthcare to an underserved and severely impacted population. 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: 13 October 2017)