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NDMS Response Stories from the Field

Healthcare professionals from the National Disaster Medical System take action when natural or manmade disasters and other public health emergencies impact a community’s health care system.

NDMS responders have answered the call to protect the health and safety of Americans in disaster situations from hurricanes to wildfires, and, during the COVID-19 pandemic, from administering COVID-19 tests, vaccines, and therapeutics to addressing patient surges that overwhelm local, state, tribal, and territorial health care facilities.

“We Can Breathe Now!” Thanks to NDMS

With Expertise Onsite, Rural Hospital Treats More Patients, Reduces Transfers & Keeps Patients in Their Community

Soon after Hurricane Idalia swept through north-central Florida, a team of health care providers from the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) walked into the emergency department at Doctor’s Memorial Hospital in Perry, Florida.

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