Hospitals using mobile units, tents to manage flu cases

February 13, 2018

Hospitals across the country are using various strategies to manage the sharp increase in patient volume due to a severe flu season according to an article on the Becker's Hospital Review website.

Hospitals that deployed a mobile unit or surge tent included Palmetto Health in Columbia, S.C. The unit will only be used for patients awaiting discharge.

Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta set up a mobile emergency department located in its parking lot.

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg in Pennsylvania added temporary surge tents to manage flu cases and emergency injuries. 

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