Farber Vehicles REPURPOSED
Hospitals across the country are preparing for a potential surge of patients with Covid-19. Farber vehicles originally designed for health outreach, mobile dentistry and mammography are being repurposed for Covid-19 testing.
Parkland Hospital in Dallas has deployed most of their FARBER fleet for COVID-19 testing. Henry the Dentist is temporarily repurposing their vehicles for COVID testing and response in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Georgia.
Stephanie Crilley, R.N., left and nurse practitioner April Sweeney, at right, prepare to begin testing at the drive-through testing site at the AHN Health + Wellness Pavilion in Millcreek Township, Pa. Saint Vincent Hospital officials expected to test up to 40 patients daily at the site, which opened Friday. All patients tested must have a Saint Vincent Hospital physician referral and appointment. The samples will be tested for flu strains before they're tested for COVID-19, a new coronavirus.
CHRISTOPHER MILLETTE, ERIE TIMES-NEWS.USA TODAY NETWORK