HURRICANE Rita claimed its first victims yesterday as 24 sick and elderly medical evacuees
were burned alive when their coach exploded on a gridlocked highway.
Last week, DFW served as a host for critical-care medical evacuees
from South Texas as part of the National Disaster Medical System.
In the United States, the American Red Cross has been providing welcoming services, shelter and other support for repatriated citizens and medical evacuees
who arrived home following the earthquake.
Its disaster plan, therefore, involved designating staff in advance of a crisis to cover the lab and provide services for patients as well as medical evacuees
In early 2010, George worked closely with federal partners at HHS and ACF in the aftermath of Haiti's catastrophic earthquake, meeting the needs of more than 27,000 American citizens, 700 medical evacuees
and 600 Haitian children moving through the adoption process with American families.