Georgia Senate honors MAG MRC 

The Georgia Senate honored the Medical Association of Georgia Medical Reserve Corps (MAG MRC) by passing a resolution, S.R. 717, by Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, M.D. (R-Marietta) on February 14. 

The measure recognized and commended the MAG MRC for “being prepared to respond to every major disaster that affected Georgia in 2017.” This included hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria. 

The MAG MRC was formed to respond to declared emergencies in Georgia, including natural disasters (e.g., wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, floods) and disease outbreaks. It supplements the official medical and public health and emergency services resources that are available in the state. MAG MRC volunteers include both physicians and non-physicians. 

Go to www.mag.org/mrc for additional information or to join the MAG MRC. 

Contact Mark Reitman at mreitman@mag.org or 678.303.9289 with questions related to the MAG MRC. 

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A number of dignitaries and MAG members were on hand when the Georgia Senate honored the MAG MRC at the state Capitol in Atlanta on February 14. From the left, this included Sen. Chuck Hufstetler, Sen. Dean Burke, M.D., Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, M.D., MAG MRC Administrator Mark Reitman, MAG MRC Medical Director John Harvey, M.D. (holding resolution), MAG MRC members Nathan Mickinac, Paul Purcell, Gregory Hopkins, M.D., and Mohit Agarwal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, and MAG MRC Director of Operations Paul Hildreth.