A live deployment demonstration of a mobile, 32-bed hospital to be used in crisis situations took place on Wednesday at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital.
The mobile hospital, owned by Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio, is deployed in one of two drills conducted every year.
The hospital is based on the MASH units used during the Korean War, but of course, is much more technically advanced. There are two of the 32-bed mobile hospital units that can be used by hospitals belonging to the hospital council.
The tents are blown up with inflators and have heaters for the cold weather.
Officials say that while it usually takes only about three hours to set up the 32-bed hospital, it took five hours this time during the drill this week, because of the cold weather and snow.