HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Sentara Healthcare sent a volunteer team of 21 ER physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, radiology and pharmacy techs and EMTs to staff a field hospital in Kinston, North Carolina in order to aid with care efforts.
According to a release by Sentara, the volunteers will split into two teams, working 12-hour shifts day and night. They will return to Hampton Roads on Thursday.
A mechanic advised that the team should not take its mass evacuation bus, so the team deployed in a caravan including a Sentara pickup truck with a crew cab and two personal vehicles.
The team left from Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital Sunday morning.