Vermont Business Magazine On Friday, November 3, the gated lot at Rutland Regional Medical Center was the site for a portable hospital demonstration by the Vermont Department of Health’s Medical Countermeasures Program and the Medical Reserve Corps.
A portable hospital with a 20-bed capacity and a small surgical suite, was set up on the hospital’s campus. The unit has the capability of being heated or air conditioned, and it is accompanied by a trailer that contains hospital supplies, toilets, and showers.
“We were pleased to host this event,” said Abby Spiegelman, Manager of Emergency Preparedness at Rutland Regional Medical Center. “This afforded some of our key staff and community partners the opportunity to learn about the state’s support in the event of a mass casualty incident or medical surge.”
Organizers estimated that a little over 50 people attended the demo throughout the three hours it was on display. Hospitals represented included Rutland Regional Medical Center, Porter Hospital and Northern Vermont Regional Hospital. Fire and Rescue personnel also attended from Killington, Brandon, Rutland, and Proctor.
Representatives from the Vermont Department of Health were impressed with the turnout and were extremely appreciative of the level of support and the number of questions from all who attended.
A short video of the event can be viewed on the hospital’s YouTube channel at this link: Portable Hospital Demo Rutland. High resolution photos are available for download here: https://photos.rrmc.org/RRMC-Portable-Hospital-Demonstration/
Source: RUTLAND, VT – RRMC