Blu-Med to work with Idaho and New York communities to increase hospital surge capacity
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December 4 '07: BLU-MED Response Systems, a Washington State-based partner with the National Congress, has announced two new contracts to help communities in Idaho's District Four and Suffolk County, New York increase their hospital surge capacity capabilities. In a press release, the company said it would provide two types of deployable medical shelters which could handle a full-scale medical emergency.
In Idaho, BLU-MED said it would deliver "three Rapidly Deployable Medical Response Systems ... [which] includes customized BLU-MED deployable medical shelters, HVAC and electrical systems, generators and ancillary support units," that will also be able to provide training and support services in early 2008. The shelters will be used to help "boost medical surge capaity in the event of pandemic influenza, bioterrorism, or other mass casualty event."In New York, the company said it would provide two deployable response systems "that have been upgraded with negative pressure isolation capacity, a decontamination system, and a complete latrine package." BLU-MED President Gerrit Boyle said, "These systems will offer great flexibility in meeting both Idaho's and Suffolk County's public health needs in a disaster or emergency ... They can be utilized to provide space for hospital surge capacity, medical isolation and large-scale immunizations, as well as, extra capacity for triage and evaluation at the scene of an incident."
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