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