Atrium Health's Carolinas MED-1 Prepares for Deployment to Atlanta

01.14.2019 Atrium Health News

CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 14, 2019 – Atrium Health’s Carolinas MED-1 is once again preparing for deployment. The mobile emergency department will leave on Tuesday, January 15, headed to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The team will deploy the mobile hospital to Georgia, which is one of the hardest hit states in the country with high flu activity. Also, this one-of-a-kind emergency department on wheels will be in place as the area prepares for hundreds of thousands of people to convene in Atlanta for the Super Bowl in less than a month.

A complete mobile hospital on wheels, Carolinas MED-1 is capable of deploying within 24-hours, fully staffed with medical supplies and physicians, nurses, medical technicians and support staff to provide the same level of quality care expected at any of our Atrium Health hospital locations. Equipment includes digital x-ray, ultrasound, lab, pharmacy, 14 acute care beds, a two-bed operating room and much more that is typically seen in an emergency department.

Who: Atrium Health’s Carolinas MED-1

What: Deployment for Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia

When: Tuesday, January 15

Where: Departing from Carolinas MED-1 warehouse at 3311 Beam Road, Charlotte, NC 28217

Media are invited to get interviews of Atrium Health’s Carolinas MED-1 deployment. You must RSVP by 5 p.m. on Monday, January 14. Follow event parking signs to designated media parking. A member of the media relations team will meet you in the parking lot. Please do not try to enter the warehouse unaccompanied, as teammates will be going through a final briefing before deployment, and we do not want to get in their way. B-roll of MED-1 being packed up can be downloaded here.


About 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.