Jackson Health System First in Nation to House Mobile Triage Unit
Jackson Health System will celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony of its new and one-of-a-kind Mobile Triage Unit – a set of seven interconnected shipping containers that includes a nursing unit and can accommodate up to 11 patients.
Jackson Health System will celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony of its new and one-of-a-kind Mobile Triage Unit – a set of seven interconnected shipping containers that includes a nursing unit and can accommodate up to 11 patients. The unit can operate as a standalone care facility, and through cascading airflow with 22 HEPA filter air exchanges per hour, can better prevent the spread of disease by becoming a portable infectious disease wing.
The Mobile Triage Unit will help Jackson Health System manage outpatients with infectious diseases and other emergency responses in the future. The unit can withstand hurricane-force winds and temperatures up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Mobile Triage Unit is the invention of HHI Corporation (HHI), a general contractor and fabricator, which came up with the concept in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and designed it to support hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.
With support from the law firm Reed Smith LLP, HHI donated the first Mobile Triage Unit to the Global Surgical and Medical Support Group (GSMSG), a medical non-profit that specializes in disaster/conflict area humanitarian relief, who in turn teamed up with Jackson Health System to have it housed at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
The unit arrived at Jackson Memorial Hospital from Harrisville, Utah on August 26 and was assembled in a matter of three days.
Shortly after the ribbon cutting ceremony, guests and media will have the chance to tour the Mobile Triage Unit. Members of the media can also download pictures and b-roll via this link: https://cloud.hhicorp.com/index.php/s/ye3dmz5DNwEgqam
Don Steigman, chief operating officer, Jackson Health System
Dr. Aaron Epstein, president and founder, GSMSG
Cliff Hokanson, executive vice president, HHI Corporation
Constantine Karides, managing partner, Reed Smith LLP
Andrea Dinamarco, associate, Reed Smith LLP
10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 3, 2020
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Ira C. Clark Diagnostic Treatment Center
1080 NW 19 Street
Miami, FL 33127
Media can park at valet lot next to DTC. Mobile Triage Unit is located next to DTC, near ground helipad.