Refrigerated truck now at Froedtert hospitals due to COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 11:51 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 20:55:30-04

SE WISCONSIN — A spokesperson with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin confirmed that refrigerated trucks were now at several of its locations.

The trucks are a part of the hospital's "effort to be as prepared as possible for the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic."

"Like many other health care providers locally and nationally, we have placed refrigerated trucks adjacent to our hospitals, including Froedtert Hospital, Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital and Froedtert West Bend Hospital," said the hospital spokesperson. "We continue to keep all individuals, families, health care workers and our entire community in our thoughts as we care for those in need across the Froedtert & MCW health network."

Froedtert joins other local hospitals that have refrigerated trucks on their properties. Aurora Sinai Medical Center said last week that they now had a refrigerated truck at its location as a part of its expected surge in patients and COVID-19-related deaths.

If someone believes they have been exposed to COVID-19, they are asked to contact their doctor or to call the Froedtert COVID-19 hotline at 414-805-2000.

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