About the Near Southwest Medical Reserve Corps

NSWMRCThe Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a nationwide network of healthcare volunteers that are committed to providing care during natural/man-made disasters and public health emergencies.  There are currently 1,000 locally organized MRC units with over 200,000 volunteers in the United States.

The NSMRC includes the New River, Roanoke/Alleghany, Central Virginia, West Piedmont and Pittsylvania/Danville Health Districts.

The NSMRC’s goals are:

  • Prepare medical and non-medical personnel to respond and recover from emergencies and disasters within our region

  • Establish and maintain relationships with community partners, health districts, and health systems through active participation and communication through collaborative planning efforts

  • Serve as a community resource to aid in emergency and non-emergency situations with a pool of locally licensed, credentialed and trained volunteers

  • Mobilize and deploy qualified volunteers during emergencies and disasters

To learn more about the history of the MRC, visit www.medicalreservecorps.gov.