Phoebe Putney Health System of Georgia chose LDV to build their twin mobile medical centers! These 30' walk-in vans are built on a Freightliner MT-55 forward control chassis and are powered by a Cummins B6.7 engine and Allison 2500 EVS automatic transmission with park pawl and PTO provision. To enter, an automatic steel entry step has been added to the curbside entry door. Accommodating patients with limited mobility is an HD electric-hydraulic wheelchair lift system with an access door built into the vehicle's body. In the cab area is a custom-fabricated console to house electrical distribution components.
Two exam rooms include a host of medical equipment such as exam tables, diagnostic systems, and a medical/laboratory refrigerator. Custom-fabricated aluminum cabinets have been installed for storage and flip-down bench seating has been installed for comfort. The front exam area also houses auditory testing equipment and features a SolidCore swing door to create privacy between the cab and exam area. In the rear exam room, the wheelchair lift is housed. FRP-covered pocket doors provide privacy in patient exam areas when needed and have been installed on heavy-duty aluminum tracks.
At the center of the vehicle is the check-in area with fixed bench seating with removable cushions and a 32" LED Smart TV mounted above the curbside entry door. An on-board lavatory includes a pressurized water system, trash can, toilet, mirror, paper towel holder, and specimen cabinet pass through for convenience. There is also a microwave and 2.7 cu.ft. refrigerator for convenience. For durability, laminate countertops have been utilized throughout the vehicle. An ACData surge suppressor for the AC power system, 50A-125/Vac shore power package, 20A-125Vac duplex receptacles, and RJ-45 Cat6 computer network jacks have been installed in the vehicle.
On the outside, a weatherproof exterior compartment houses a 50" UHD 4K Smart TV. A Zone Defense color backup camera system assists with parking duties. Extreme duty body storage compartments have been added for storage that keeps the elements out and gear safe. LED scene lights illuminate the outside of the vehicle at night. Two retractable lateral arm awnings have been installed as well, providing coverage for those working or waiting outside the vehicle. Providing electric power to the vehicles is a 12-kW commercial quiet diesel generator that has been installed in its own custom all-aluminum compartment. To ensure the mobile clinics are sitting level no matter where they are parked, a heavy-duty vehicle leveling system has also been added. HVAC is handled by many components including: 3 power roof ventilators, 3 Ultrabreeze vent covers, 3 low-profile air conditioners, and 3 kick space mount 5,120 BTU/hr electric heaters. Phoebe Health did a great job designing two versatile mobile medical centers that will help their communities for years to come.