Volunteers sought for Hawaii Medical Reserve Corps

The Healthcare Association of Hawaii and the state Department of Health announced Tuesday they are seeking volunteers for the Hawaii Medical Reserve Corps amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re asking licensed health care professionals not currently working in a medical role to consider volunteering so as to shore up medical personnel for a potential surge in COVID-19 patients,” Healthcare Association of Hawaii President and CEO Hilton Raethel, MPH, MHA said.

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Both medical and nonmedical personnel are needed, including retired and out-of-state professionals or individuals who may have previously held a clinical license, he said.

“We are looking for physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, radiologic technologists, EMTs, community health workers and other nonmedical roles,” Raethel said.

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According to the University of Hawaii’s Hawaii Physician Workforce Assessment Project Report released in December 2019, 10,510 physicians are licensed to practice in the state of Hawaii.

For more information or to volunteer, visit www.nlk.doh.hawaii.gov.

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