History of the Medical Reserve Corps
Medical Reserve Corps - Nationally headquartered in the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, it functions as a clearinghouse for information and best practices to help communities establish, implement and maintain MRC units across the nation. The MRC Program Office sponsors an annual leadership conference, hosts a Web site, and coordinates with local, state, regional and national organizations and agencies to help communities achieve public health and emergency preparedness.
Medical Reserve Corps in Oregon - A Federal Mandate in 2003 prompted a response from the State to organize the volunteer response system. The State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon was implemented for online registration (SERV-OR) and in November 2008, a full-time coordinator was brought on staff. Presently, in Oregon, there are 14 MRC units and that number continues to grow.
Medical Reserve Corps in Washington County - Formed in 2006, our MRC presently has over 275 active, licensed healthcare professionals from various different disciplines. In 2016, our volunteers contributed over 1200 hours of service. Our MRC unit is governed by an Executive Board comprised of volunteers. Washington County is grateful for their dedicated service and proud to have one of the most active units in the Portland metropolitan area.