Napolitano and Nixon Tour St. John’s Mercy Field Hospital in Joplin
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon toured St. John’s Mercy field hospital in Joplin Thursday, June 9. The DMAT hospital, available through federal funds, is being used until a temporary hospital can be put into place.
Secretary Napolitano praised Mercy physicians and co-workers for their quick response to the nearly total destruction of the hospital facility. The Secretary went on to pledge continuing federal support to return St. John’s Mercy to full function in coming months.
Governor Nixon has been very active in coordinating state and federal response to the destruction of the Joplin hospital.
Within a week, the 60-bed, high-tech field hospital was up and functioning. On average, 130 patients per day are being treated at the hospital, which has an ER, surgical and imaging capabilities and more.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano visits with St. John’s
chief nurse officer / chief operating officer Dottie Bringle, RN, during a
tour in Joplin Thursday, June 9. Mercy CEO Lynn Britton (far left) and
Congressman Billy Long, Missouri 7th District (center) were among those
on the tour.
Copyright (C) 2011 Mercy
BLU-MED Response Systems, a division of Alaska Structures, Inc., is The World’s Leader in Deployable Medical Facilities(TM). BLU-MED provides turnkey, portable shelter-based solutions for a wide range of applications including full service hospitals with alternate EOC, CBRNE, triage, isolation, immunization, decontamination, emergency rooms (ER), operating rooms (OR), intensive care units (ICU), burn unit, and mortuaries, mobile field hospitals, alternate command centers, temporary housing and base camp requirements for hospital expansion, surge capacity, and emergency disaster preparedness and response. BLU-MED also offers support services including a full range of medical equipment packages, vendor managed inventory, field deployment, and training & exercise support. For more information, visit BLU-MED.com
Alaska Structures (AKS) designs, engineers and delivers the highest quality fabric building systems for extreme environments. Since it was founded in 1975, over 50,000 AKS shelters have been tested and proven in over 50 countries around the world, including more than 30,000 Alaska Military Shelters and 15,000 Alaska Environmental Control Units in Afghanistan and Iraq. For more information, visit AlaskaStructures.com