Doctors sought for disaster-response training
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544
Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505
November 12, 2009
MONTEREY, Calif. - Local doctors are invited to take part in a disaster-training orientation on November 21, preparing them to volunteer during emergencies as part of the Medical Reserve Corps.
The corps, sponsored by the office of the U.S. Surgeon General, establishes teams of local volunteer medical and public-health professionals to contribute their skills and expertise during times of community need.
The training is sponsored by Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in collaboration with the Monterey County Health Education Consortium. It will cover areas including providing medical assistance during a disaster, the California emergency alert system, and psychological first aid. The session is from 1-5 p.m. at Community Hospital and doctors who participate can earn 3.5 credits of continuing medical education.
For more information, contact Community Hospital's Medical Staff Services at (831) 625-4511.
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, founded in 1934 and located at 23625 Holman Highway in Monterey, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through 15 locations, including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at http://www.chomp.org/