Mobile Field Hospital
The Ottilie W. Lundgren Memorial Field Hospital
In the years after the September 11th attacks and Gulf Coast Hurricanes, medical institutions and their staff remain insufficiently prepared to address the increased demands for medical intervention during and following a terrorist attack or disaster that results in mass casualties. An additional concern is the threat of hospital closure due to contagion or contamination. Dangerous infectious diseases (such as pandemic influenza) and chemical or nuclear attacks or accidents could similarly limit healthcare delivery resources when they are needed most.
The Ottilie W. Lundgren Memorial Field Hospital (MFH) is a mobile facility designed for deployment in either 25-bed increments or in its full complement of 100 beds to any location in the state in response to a mass casualty event, a local emergency that disrupts the integrity of a healthcare facility’s infrastructure, or a Statewide public health emergency that overwhelms the existing health care infrastructure. The MFH is not intended to supplant local first responders or healthcare institutions, but serves to support their operations.
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