Operation Moose Tracks

This functional exercise tested the ability of the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital in Alaska to transfer patients (simulate) and information to the Boston Medical Center as part of a hospital evacuation.  The exercise tested Information Technology, Communications, Patient Tracking and unescorted Pediatric patients and what the impact will be on the receiving facility. There was a total of 10 patients whose information was transferred virtually as well as preparation at the Boston Medical Center to receive an unaccompanied minor, and 2 foreign nationals. Both facilities in Boston and Alaska staffed their Emergency Operations Centers and Virtual Teleconference technology was used to bridge communications and video. The exercise will continue in June as a second phase requiring BMC to activate their Family Support Center.