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HueyPilotVN

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Camping at The Hospital
« on: February 28, 2016, 07:36:56 PM »
The Hospital in Kingstree, South Carolina was destroyed, first by a flood and then by the discovery of asbestos and lead resulting in needing a total new hosptal.

My company is providing a temporary hospital during the rebuilding for about the next two years.

During the setup of the temporary mobile and modular hospital, I will be here onsite for regulatory and other assistance.

It took me over a week to drive here from Quartzsite, including dodgeing a few tornados in Louisiana.

I thought you might like to see what it is like to have an entire hospital as your RV Park

I have electric, water, and sewer by using an outside electrical outlet, a long water hose, and my macerator pump hooked up to clean out.

Here are some pictures. 

The first is the area that I choose on the back side of the hospital before I parked.

I put the coach in five parking spaces and put the stacker at a 90 degree angle by using some hovering skills I was taught as a helicopter pilot, (actually I used the Jeep to spot it)

Nice weather here for now, hope it continues.

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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2016, 08:32:44 PM »
Does this mean you are not coming to Minnesota?
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HueyPilotVN

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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2016, 08:36:08 PM »
I am only going to be here for less that 2 months while the temporary hospital is set up and functional

I will be coming up to Minnesota, probably late April of early May.

Unless you guys can get it to warm up in Minnesota sooner.
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2016, 08:56:20 PM »
It was 64 yesterday but back into the 30's today.
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2016, 10:39:46 PM »
I didn't see the Mustang in any of the pics.  Do you still have it?
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2016, 10:43:53 PM »
Yes,  and I let it run around the pasture every once in awhile.
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2016, 11:06:02 PM »
Speaking of pastures ... did you have a chance to check on that pasture and field in Dayton?
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2016, 07:59:46 AM »
Nice set up you got there, that trailer would be about big enough for my toys. I'd just need something bigger than what I have to drag it around.
By the way, my mothers maiden name is Waugh.
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HueyPilotVN

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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2016, 04:31:27 PM »
One of the maintenance guys here at the hospital drilled a hole thru the brick wall into a utility room to connect the 125 foot long 6/3 wire that I carry in my stacker to a main electrical panel.

I now have a full hookup with 50 amp service. water, and sewer connection.

We did the same procedure as when I connected to 50 amp service at my Mom's place a few years ago.

I am posting a link to that write up in case anyone needs to do this anytime.

http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,66762.msg611714.html#msg611714
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2016, 06:03:29 PM »
How high did the water get?  That main building looks like it's on top of a pretty good sized hill.

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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2016, 06:05:11 PM »
Actually it was severe rain damage that ruined the roofs and then they discovered Asbestos and Lead.

I just found that out today.

It is high ground at the hospital, but many homes were under water.
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2016, 10:10:00 PM »
How long is your rig with the trailer attached? 

Have you ever been stopped for being over length?

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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2016, 09:01:46 AM »
It really is not that long.  It just kind of adds up when you put it together.  The DP is 40 feet, the Stacker it 34 feet and the Trailer toad axle is 3 feet.  The total is 77 feet long.

I have never been stopped for any reason.  I do not speed or do anything to draw attention to myself.  I also never pull into weigh stations, but most of us do not either.

There were three of us with stackers of about the same length parked at Q.  The consensus was that we do not get hassled as long as we do not do anything to warrant it.

Most likely if we do ever get stopped it will be by DOT instead of regular law enforcement and even then it would probably be at a weigh station or checkpoint.
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2016, 05:14:26 PM »
Glad to see you finally made it, Bill.  Actually, it looks like a nice area with the trees and your concrete pad looks big enough for your needs.  ;)  I'm curious.  Is the small building next to your motorhome the hospital or is it the taller and larger building in the background?  I hope you'll post some photos when the temporary hospital is set up so we can see what one looks like in actuality.

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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2016, 05:54:37 PM »
Hey Ardra,

The smaller building is being operated as a 24 hour clinic for the hospital.  The larger building in the background is the main hospital building.

This is a beautiful part of South Carolina, mostly rural with lots of cotton fields.

The parking lot that we are on has plenty of room.  The staff are very friendly and stop by.

The entire community is anxious to get the hospital back in operation.

Step one is setting up an emergency department using two of our large mobile units with supporting modular facilities.

The next step will be a large fully functional modular hospital on the other side of the hospital in a large parking lot to be used for the next two years as they build a new hospital.

I will take some pictures as it goes together and post them.

I only plan on being here until the setup is fully operational and then going up to Minnesota and rejoining the ranks of the retired.
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2016, 07:58:26 PM »
Love the pics, very fascinating.

I've careened around South Carolina a good bit the last few years because I am very fond of their state parks.
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2016, 08:25:36 PM »
all that asphalt needs is 2 black marks.
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2016, 09:17:42 AM »
I thought it might be interesting to post some pictures of the current state of the hospital before all the emergency hospital units arrive

I will later post pictures as the full temporary hospital takes shape.

The first picture is in front of the hospital where the Emergency Department will be the first to be put in service.

The third picture is of the large empty parking lot at the rear of the hospital where the main emergency hospital will be located.

 
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2016, 09:41:57 AM »
It looks like a beautiful hospital and it doesn't look that old. It must be though if it's loaded with asbestos and  they're going to tear it down????
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2016, 11:01:14 AM »
So if they tear it down will you get us some pictures of it being torn down? 

Kind of interesting to see how they do all this stuff.
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2016, 02:26:00 PM »
Arch,

I suspect that I will be long gone before they take down the buildings.  With asbestos and lead they will most likely take quite a while to remove it all while taking precautions for the workers.

I plan on being here until all the temporary units are functional and operating.

I will however post pictures of the temporary setup as it occurs.

Edit:

Actually here is the first delivery of the admin building that arrived about 1:OO pm.  It will be joined by a third section tomorrow and the setup crew will have it functional by the end of the weekend.

This building is not really a part of the medical buildings but it is for office functions.

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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2016, 05:42:03 PM »
Bill, where are the temporary structures built before being moved to the needed location?  Being the driver of the trailer could get real exciting because they look like they're really large.

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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2016, 05:51:59 PM »
Ardra,

They are build or supplied from several different locations.  They transport them with escort vehicles on designated routes with special permits that have conditions of travel.

Just like how I will need an escort vehicle if I grow any longer...LOL

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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2016, 05:54:32 PM »
Just like how I will need an escort vehicle if I grow any longer...LOL

Can I be your escort?   ;D
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2016, 06:02:05 PM »
Rene,

Now that is just wrong...LOL

And I already have a Renae
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2016, 06:09:55 PM »
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Rene,

Now that is just wrong...LOL

And I already have a Renae
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What's a couple of letters!!!! ;D
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2016, 04:13:28 PM »
Update:

The first modular building arrived and has been assembled in about three days.  This building has nothing to do with healthcare but rather is for office staff.

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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2016, 06:40:55 PM »
Update:

I have been here about a month.  My first goal here was to reopen the Emergency Department.  This is a poor county in South Carolina and the Hospital is the largest employer in the county.

This is also the only hospital for miles around.

After looking at several option to set up a way to get patients into our Mobile Emergency Units I have assembled a Waiting / Intake area and a connecting corridor using modular buildings to support and create an all weather system for both patients who walk into the ER and for an ambulance entrance.

Rather than have patients enter a tent and ramp system in the front parking lot, we did what is shown in the following pictures.

Ten days ago this was an empty parking lot.  See the pictures to show it now nearing completion.
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2016, 06:42:54 PM »
View of the waiting /Intake area
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Re: Camping at The Hospital
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2016, 06:43:40 PM »
First Unit arrives
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