December 21, 2015 - Los Angeles, Calif. – Veteran-led disaster response organization Team Rubicon has partnered with Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) based in Charlotte, North Carolina to develop an innovative medical deployment program to support its humanitarian operations. One of the nation's leading healthcare organizations, CHS is comprised of more than 60,000 employees, a vast network of healthcare facilities and extensive disaster medicine capabilities. Through this partnership, CHS will:
Ten volunteers are billeted at the Sermathang Base Camp where 100 tarps and tents where delivered and debris removal of the boarding school and community center continued. Following the 7.3 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, 19 patients were treated and damage assessments were conducted in the villages of Bulgaun and Burawa.
By Seth Robson
KATHMANDU, Nepal — U.S. and British veterans are teaming up with ex-Gurkhas to bring aid to Nepal earthquake victims.
Team Rubicon — a group of U.S. veterans who use their military training to help people after disasters — has sent several teams to Nepal in recent days. About 20 members are working with eight British military veterans, the Gurkhas and Nepali doctors in quake-hit villages.
Currently, 31 Team Rubicon members are on the ground in Kathmandu conducting impact assessments and medical operations, while five medics and five more veterans of the British Armed Forces are expected to arrive today. Here’s a breakdown of personnel by speciality:
1 Task Force Leader
21 Medical Personnel:
- 5 doctors
- 6 nurses
- 6 paramedics
- 1 EMT
- 3 logisticians
14-Person Wide-Area Assessment Team