Mobile Hospital Debut

A trailer outfitted as a mobile hospital will make its public debut at a northwest Indiana air show next month. The Times reports that the specially equipped medical trailer was shown off Friday outside a meeting of the Indiana Emergency Medical Services Commission at Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus in Gary. The trailer belongs to the District 1 Hospital Emergency Planning Committee.  District 1 includes Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper counties. The trailer is stocked with oxygen tanks, wheelchairs, IV poles, monitoring supplies, beds and a large tent for shelter. The mobile hospital was purchased with a federal grant. It will make its debut in July at the South Shore Air Show at Fair Oaks Farms.