The South Skyline Medical Corp is a group of physicians, nurses, EMTs and other medical professionals who are willing to volunteer to assist in medical care during a major emergency event in the South Skyline area. Dr. Rich Lee is the Medical Director for the South Skyline Emergency Preparedness Organization (SSEPO). He is a long-time resident of South Skyline, who has assisted in numerous mountain medical rescues.
Under Dr. Rich’s guidance, SSEPO maintains two caches of medical supplies in the South Skyline area. One is at the MROSD Skyline Field Office (Ranger Station) located at Skyline and Page Mill / Alpine Rd. The other resides at the Las Cumbres Community Center. During a major emergency event or disaster, medical personnel are requested to go to one of these two medical stations as soon as they have ensured that their family and neighborhood are safe. A former Red Cross Trailer has been procured which, after modifications are complete, will become a mobile medical cache.
We need more volunteers to sign up with Dr. Rich and the South Skyline Medical Corp. SSEPO is continually seeking those with interests and skills in helping out in both medical emergencies and unmet community health needs. Professional medical training and licenses are helpful, but not necessary. Some of our best ideas and efforts in projects and training sessions have come from accountants, software engineers and construction workers, to name a few. If you are willing, or even curious, we would like to know what your background and interests are in healthcare or just simply staying healthy. It would also help to know which neighborhood community you are in, what special skills, equipment and supplies you may be willing to bring with you in times of need, and of course, how to contact you. What’s in it for you is a better understanding of how you and your community can work together to help each other. More specifically, you will get to know and work with people you can really count on when things go bad and at the same time become pleasantly aware of how much your particular knowledge and experience are appreciated. Aside from that, you are sure to come away with more useful knowledge, a greater sense of self-sufficiency and the priceless sense of confidence, purpose and satisfaction when you do something unexpected and extraordinary.
Ask not, what your South Skyline community can do for you…
This may be an overused paraphrase of those famous words by JFK, but for anyone with experience, interest or passion in health and health care, it is still a noble question to ask yourself what you can do for your community.
If interested, please contact Dr. Rich Lee. For all things health or medically related, let Rich know what you might have to share and how to contact you. Unless otherwise stated, all information will be kept confidential. Please include on the subject line of your e-mail “South Skyline Health/Medical” so it doesn’t get lost or filtered out.