Go to Kentucky.gov home page
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (Banner Imagery) - Go to home page

Health and Family Services Cabinet
DPH Seeks Licensed Medical Personnel to Volunteer for Hurricane Katrina Recovery

Press Release Date:  Friday, September 02, 2005  
Contact Information:  Gwenda Bond or Vikki Franklin
(502) 564-6786
 


DPH Seeks Licensed Medical Personnel to Volunteer for Hurricane Katrina Recovery
 
Frankfort, KY (Sept. 2, 2005) The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is seeking Kentucky-licensed medical personnel to assist with Hurricane Katrina volunteer disaster recovery efforts. Medical specialties urgently needed include doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and environmental health workers.
 
Potential volunteers must be willing to deploy to Mississippi, Louisiana or Alabama and be able to tolerate primitive living conditions. Volunteers will fall into two broad groups: those who are available immediately within 24 hours of notification and those who will be available as relief. Minimum deployment is one week.
 
“The need for volunteer licensed medical personnel to assist with Hurricane Katrina recovery will continue for some time to come,” said William Hacker, M.D., DPH commissioner. “I urge those interested to contact us now, but to plan for potential deployments as new volunteers are needed over the next several weeks and months.”
 
Volunteers are being asked to fill out the volunteer information form located on the Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Katrina Relief web site at http://chfs.ky.gov/katrina.htm. If you have questions, contact Rebecca Rogers, emergency operations planning coordinator, via email at RebeccaL.Rogers@ky.gov or by phone at (502) 564-7243.
 
Kentuckians wishing to volunteer who are members of or have received training through the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) should directly contact their local MRC director. People who want to volunteer who are Red Cross-certified should contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-696-3873. 
 
-30-


 

Last Updated 9/15/2005
Privacy | Security | Disclaimer | Accessibility Statement