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Hospitals use flu vaccination to test mobile shelter

Hospital Safety Insider, October 6, 2011

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Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, MD, and Garrett Memorial Hospital in Oakland, MD, share a mobile hospital shelter and are giving it a test this flu season to test its use for extended periods of time.

Intended to be used in the case of a disaster, the hospitals are introducing it to employees and testing its usability by using it as a site for Western Maryland Regional Medical Center's immunization program.

Representatives say the testing period also gives a clear picture of how the shelter might be used in the case of a pandemic flu or similar events. The shelter is 23-feet wide and 72-feet long and can house 16 patients.

Source: Cumberland Times-News



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