GE Provides Mobile Medical Unit for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics

GE Healthcare, Waukesha, Wis, is partnering with Vancouver 2010 Olympics to provide a high-tech mobile medical unit for the Whistler Mountain ski area during the Olympics and 2010 Paralympic. The unit will include a GE Centricity PACS, LOGIQ e Compact Ultrasound, and other mobile emergency medical devices.

The 15.9-meter tractor-trailer mobile medical unit has a cost of $4.5 million and will be funded by the Olympics through a GE sponsorship agreement and sold after the program.

The unit can expand to a 90 square meters with 12 beds, which includes a recovery/triage area and intensive care unit, as well as an operating room with two independent surgical beds. In addition, a support trailer will also be stocked with 72 hours worth of surgical supplies and other equipment.

"We're delighted to provide this mobile medical unit to Vancouver 2010 for use at Olympic and Paralympic Village Whistler," said Peter Robertson, General Manager, GE Healthcare Canada, in the press release. "Medical providers, athletes and officials will now have improved, immediate access to outstanding diagnostic, patient monitoring and operating room equipment from GE - it's a great example of the kind of innovations we're proud to bring to Canada."

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Source: Press Release