Monday, December 2, 2019

SeaBox Builds Modular “M*A*S*H” Hospital for US NAVY

Popularized by the 4077th M*A*S*H unit., field hospitals are not a new concept. The Capabilities-Based Medical Treatment Facility (or CB-MTF), commissioned by the United States Navy, however, is light years ahead of its early Army predecessors.

Comprised of modular expandable rigid-wall containers with bright white interiors provided and outfitted by SeaBox, located in NJ, this hospital complex is outfitted with the latest in combat medicine technology. The uniqueness of the facility is typified by its flexibility.

At its core, the design is based on globally accepted shipping standards, making it easy to transport (via air, sea, truck and rail). Additionally, and equally important, it is modular and reconfigurable. The entire facility can be arranged as necessary to operate afloat within the cargo hold of Military Sealift Command Ships (MSC) or ashore.

The CB-MTF will provide Primary Surgery, Resuscitative Trauma Surgery, Critical Care, Oxygen Generation, Blood Operations, Laboratory, and associated ancillary services (i.e. command & control, medical logistics support, administration). The expectation is to expand this core hub to include staff/patient accommodations (sleeping quarters, etc.) and other hospital resources.

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