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State Medical Response System

smrs---overview.pngThe University of Mississippi Medical Center is partnered with the Mississippi State Department of Health to coordinate the State Medical Response System (SMRS). The SMRS falls under ESF-8 (Public Health and Medical Services), which is activated during a declared disaster by the Mississippi governor.

The SMRS has two field hospitals with each having a build-out capacity of providing a 50-bed facility, or can be combined to provide a single facility of over 100 beds during disaster events.

smrs---logo.jpgUMMC is a co-primary response agency under ESF-8. During declared state disasters, UMMC will:

  • provide medical care personnel when available and coordinate staffing from other healthcare facilities;
  • coordinate donated medical supplies and pharmaceuticals;
  • provide medical control for emergency medical services when operating outside their normal response area when evacuating patients;
  • Mississippi MED-COM will assist with patient movements and bed status reporting;
  • UMMC will coordinate patient care for in-hospital, nursing home and other patient care needs and facilitate requests to assist with patient care where needed;
  • Mississippi MED-COM will coordinate mobile resources once deployed by MSDH.

If you would like to receive communications from the Mississippi Center for Emergency Services related to disaster response and educational opportunities please use this link to sign up for our email distribution list. You will be asked to register a password. Once you have confirmed your email address, you may login and select the          UMMC-DISASTER_MEDICAL _RESPONSE email list.