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Massachusetts NPs Volunteer at Rosenburg Harvey Clinic

Tuesday, September 19, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Cusack
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A Massachusetts volunteer team of nurse practitioners and other health care professionals have been manning shelters like this one in Rosenberg, Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

“Access to health care for this population of people is limited,” says Lindsey Martin, the team leader for the group of nurse practitioners and pharmacists from Massachusetts General Hospital who were sent to Texas by the international non-profit Project Hope to run the clinic. “And then you bring in something like a flood or a hurricane — so whatever stock of medications they had is then wiped away,” Martin says. “They don’t have the financial resources, and they don’t have the access to obtain those again.”

Read the full Houston Public Media story here: http://www.texasstandard.org/stories/mgh-team-in-texas-to-treat-patients-hit-by-harvey-and-by-chronic-health-problems/

 


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