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New field hospital opens in Robert Church Park
New field hospital opens its flaps in Robert Church Park
Posted on 07/17/2019
(Daily Memphian) - The huge field hospital, billowing in the humid breeze at Robert Church Park, is the face of modern triage. In the seven minutes it takes to inflate the modules, medical workers can be, say, at Graceland’s candlelight vigil or Memphis in May – anywhere mass crowds are milling about – taking care of business.

“Remember the Boston Marathon tragedy?” says Richard Keith, manager of the Memphis Office of Emergency Management. “The reason they were able to get the victims cared for so quickly and things didn’t get worse is because there was a field hospital right there.”

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