FedEx partners with medical professionals to bring field hospital to Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A new FedEx partnership is changing the way doctors and medical professionals respond to disasters.

After a long trip from Boise, Idaho, a portable hospital finally made it to its new home at a FedEx warehouse in Memphis.

It's all part of a new partnership between FedEx and International Medical Corps so those resources can reach global disaster areas as quickly and as smoothly as possible.

"It's 50 tons of emergency medical equipment and supplies 12 shelters that, when fully set up, would take up an entire football field," Erica Tavares, International Medical Corps, said.

It provides services that range from emergency trauma medical care to delivering babies.

"We're really committed to being first there no matter where a disaster strikes," Tavares said.

With that commitment came a partnership with FedEx.

"Call us and within 48 to 72 hours we'll have it out this warehouse at the FedEx hub being loaded on an aircraft to go wherever they're needed to go," David Lusk, FedEx Express, said.

Those behind this moving hospital said they're glad its new home is Memphis, so it can have a global impact.

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