At any time, Connecticut could be faced with a man-made or natural disaster that results in an overwhelming number of sick or injured people.
The Ottilie W. Lundgren Memorial Field Hospital is a state-of-the-art 100-bed mobile field hospital designed to support the state’s health care system in response to such an emergency.
The hospital is deployable as a flexible configuration of four 25-bed units that operate jointly or independently to provide triage and treatment anywhere in the state in the event of a mass casualty. It can also support an acute care hospital after a catastrophic structural or mechanical failure.
The hospital assembles in hours and can be ready to triage and treat hundreds of patients during any public health emergency. It was named in 2006 in honor of a Connecticut woman who died from inhalational anthrax in 2001.
For more information about the Ottilie W. Lundgren Memorial Field Hospital, please contact the DPH Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response at (860) 509-8282.