Promedica's ready for emergency, portable hospital

Promedica gave a sneak peek to check out its portable hospital.

Crews had the mobile unit displayed Thursday and Friday on Hughes Drive across from the entrance to Harris McIntosh and Jobst towers.

The unit can be used during natural disasters or emergencies and have it up and running within in two hours. The portable hospital has its own waiting area, an acute care section, surgery-equipped rooms, and a discharge section. About 60 patients can have semi-private areas.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security sponsored the training as the month of September marks National Preparedness Month. The event aims to educate the public about preparations in situations of natural disasters, mass casualities, or terrorist attacks.