Health Science Center activates the state’s first Texas Medical Rangers” unit
The Health Science Center activated the Texas Medical Rangers in a March 11 ceremony. "This is indeed a historic day, one in which the leaders of Texas are responding to the needs of the people of Texas by turning to some of Texas’ most trusted servants - the faculty and staff of the Health Science Center," Dr. Timboe said. "I am humbled to accept command of this organization, but in doing so I am assured by the knowledge of the professionals who will join together to help shape this unit."
The newly created Medical Reserve Corps is part of the Texas Military Forces and the Texas State Guard. It will partner with the State Division of Emergency Management, the Texas Department of Health and the Health Science Center.
Members of the Texas Medical Rangers are volunteers and will train to assist public health authorities in the event that a major natural disaster or man-induced disruption threatens public health anywhere in South Texas.
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