Mask and Visitor Policies: Following CDC and state of NC guidance, masks are still required in all Atrium Health facilities. View our current visitor policy

The disaster operations division, part of the Department of Emergency Medicine, provides medical direction for both Carolinas MED-1 and the Charlotte SMAT in Charlotte, NC.

Carolinas MED-1 is designed to provide a comprehensive level of patient care services at the site of a natural or man-made disaster, or mass casualty incident/event. The delivery of life-saving treatment measures and comprehensive medical-surgical care in the field setting can now be provided in a clean, clinical environment.

A State Medical Assistance Team II (SMAT II) is a multidiscipline volunteer team of medical and non-medical professionals, established to provide mobile medical support for short and long term disasters or catastrophic events.