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Authors

  1. Neely, Robyn MHA, RN, EMT-P, CMTE
  2. Haynes, Kristy BSN, RN, EMT-P, CMTE
  3. Miller, Greg MHA, RN, EMT-P, CMTE

Abstract

Mobile supplemental hospitals were an important asset to community response in preparing for the recent pandemic. MED-1 is a Mobile Emergency Department that has adapted and evolved to the changing needs of communities in times of disaster and nondisaster. An overview of the asset (MED-1), the operations, and use is provided to demonstrate how mobile supplemental hospitals can effectively meet a range of healthcare needs. Innovative utilization of MED-1 has secured its future as an effective resource averaging 100 days of deployment per year.