WHEN IN DISTRESS: Four teams of MGHers have recently deployed to assist in relief efforts following a humanitarian crisis abroad and natural disasters in the U.S. Kim Waugh, RN; Kristen Wilson, RN; Amanda Tetreault, PT; and Lindsey Martin, NP, (first photo above) comprise a team sent by the MGH Center for Global Health that is currently serving aboard the USNS Comfort to assist those affected by the Venezuelan migrant crisis in South America.
Martin and Lynn Black, MD, also were sent to North Carolina in early September with the International Medical Corps in response to Hurricane Florence.
The center has also sent a team – including Maya Ginns, NP; Susan Goguen, RN; Karla Haney, RN; Philip Manners, MD; and Amy Cameron, PA – to areas affected by Hurricane Michael near the Florida panhandle. MGHers serving on the MA-1 federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) also deploying in response to the hurricane include Paul Biddinger, MD; Jacky Nally, RN; Dave Mather; Monica Staples, RN; Lisa Anahory, RN; and Allison Curtis, RN.
This article was published in the 10/19/18 Hotline issue.