Media Advisory Carolinas MED-1 Returns from Hurricane Florence Deployment

09.28.2018 Atrium Health News

CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 27, 2018 After nearly two weeks serving the community of Pender County, Carolinas MED-1 is deactivating and returning to Charlotte. A one-of-a-kind mobile unit, MED-1 was requested in Burgaw, North Carolina where the local hospital was closed during and after Hurricane Florence. During MED-1’s station in Burgaw, the staff from Pender Memorial have provided important support during the deployment. Atrium Health is grateful for their partnership and will continue to provide any assistance needed while the community in Pender County continues to recover.

More than 30 teammates, including doctors, nurses and other critical medical staff, deployed from Charlotte on Sunday, September 16 and arrived in Burgaw the following day. MED-1 staff treated more than 900 patients, including delivering two babies in the mobile emergency deployment. This deployment was the team’s second within one month, and MED-1’s largest since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Who: Atrium Health’s Mobile Medicine- Carolinas MED-1 Mobile Hospital Unit

What: Returning from Pender County, NC

When: Friday, September 28 at 1:30 p.m.

Where: 3311 Beam Road, Charlotte, NC 28217

Media are invited to take pictures of the return and gather interviews with Carolinas MED-1 teammates. You must RSVP by 11 a.m. Friday, September 28 for parking instructions. Keep in mind arrival time could change, pending traffic.


Atrium Health
Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout the Southeast region. Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. Atrium Health works to enhance the overall health and well-being of its communities through high-quality patient care, education and research programs, and numerous collaborative partnerships and initiatives.