The devastating effects of superstorm Sandy are still being felt throughout the Northeast, particularly in the hardest hit areas of New Jersey and New York. More than 1 million residents are still without electricity, and relief efforts are expected to continue for weeks.
ModSpace helps businesses get back on track faster using temporary and permanent modular construction. Case in point, after a tornado ripped through Americus, Georgia on the night of March 1, 2007, residents awoke to a 40-mile path of destruction. Residential properties, businesses and restaurants were completely destroyed.
Among the devastating property loss was Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, a hospital widely recognized for its state-of-the-art digital imaging services. Fortunately, FEMA was on the scene quickly, and the benefits of modular buildings were once again realized.
Modular Medical Facility Keeps Hospital Running
Pairing up with Siemens, MedBuild, the dedicated healthcare division of ModSpace, was able to construct and deliver a new modular imaging suite in just two weeks. The benefits to patients were clear, as one of the hospital’s most critical services was only somewhat disrupted as a result of the tornado. For Phoebe Sumter, the new modular medical building proved critical, allowing it to continue providing in-house imaging while saving the hospital close to $20,000 in monthly outsourcing costs.
The convenience and speed at which the modular imaging suite was constructed was matched only by the utility of the space itself. The modular building consisted of the scan room, along with control and equipment rooms, allowing operations to continue running as smooth as possible as recovery efforts across the town were in their early stages.
Reopening quickly after a natural disaster is key to successfully resuming business operations. The speed of modular construction helped Phoebe Sumter Medical Center remain a viable hospital for the region in the immediate aftermath of the tornado, paving the way for it to be rebuilt into a LEED Silver Certified Medical Campus.
As recovery from Sandy continues, modular can help business reopen quickly and provide valuable services to the still-struggling communities.