The Washington, DC Department of Health selected Children’s National Health System to establish the first pediatric Medical Reserve Corps unit (DC-PMRC) in the country.
The Washington, DC, Pediatric Medical Reserve Corps is primarily focused on providing pediatric support services to the Washington, DC, community in preparation for, response to, and recovery from disasters, pandemic, special events, and mass-casualty events involving children and families. The DC-PMRC team is equipped to respond to local emergencies for pediatric patients and families in the event of a situation that overwhelms the community’s ability to respond.
The Washington, DC, Pediatric Medical Reserve Corps leadership is comprised of staff at Children’s National. TheEmergency Medical Services for Children program has been a key liaison for the leadership group, offering both staff and resource support. The group welcomes more members on a rolling basis and currently collaborates with the other two Medical Reserve Corp groups in Washington, DC, to develop training exercises and other educational opportunities.