April 03 2020 0Comment

KR Wolfe Partnering with Healthcare Facilities on COVID-19 Containment and Infection Control Solutions

As more of the nation’s hospitals and healthcare facilities become overwhelmed by an influx of new patients due to the COVID-19 crisis, KR Wolfe is deploying the company’s deep expertise in hospital infection control/containment and Field Service Management to help protect patients and hospital staff, while at the same time helping to stem the spread of the pandemic.

“We’re here to help alleviate some of the non-stop stress our hospitals and healthcare facilities are experiencing during these extremely challenging times,” said the firm’s president, Rachel Wolfe.  “In the SPIRIT of positivity and teamwork, we must all do our part to stop this highly contagious virus.”

At this critical juncture of the pandemic, many hospitals are looking for ways to expand capacity. California Governor, Gavin Newsom recently estimated that the state could need 50,000 additional hospital beds. Since the crisis started, California’s 416 hospitals have been able to find space for 30,000 more patients in their facilities. In addition, the military is erecting eight field hospitals with room for 2,000 patients. The massive Los Angeles Convention Center is also being prepared to serve as an overflow location for patients.

Temporary Structures for Patient Screening / Check-in

Right now, hospital infrastructure and infection control is more vital to public health than ever. KR Wolfe’s field experts can quickly transform virtually any space into an infection-controlled area.  This includes installing hallway ICU/exam rooms or temporary field units with negative air and HEPA filters that are monitored with manometers where patients can be checked in and evaluated prior to entering the hospital.

Rapid Response Times

KR Wolfe has dedicated teams ready to respond with boots on the ground within 24-36 hours to set up temporary check-in areas, temporary exam rooms, nebulizer facilities, containment rooms, and contained waiting areas. The company is prepared to deploy teams to meet infection control requests at healthcare facilities across the nation.

Helping Healthcare Facilities Expand Virtual Capabilities

As another means of preventing or reducing over-crowding, hospitals are increasingly turning to virtual care to assist patients worldwide. KR Wolfe’s Equipment Installation and Systems Integration teams are ideally suited to quickly ramp up telehealth services. Teams are working non-stop to complete jobs across the United States to help hospitals provide virtual care and keep beds available to the patients who need them most.

KR Wolfe technicians are OSHA certified and trained in Infection Control Risk Assessment protocols. The company has delivered turn-key construction and/or capital equipment installations for some of the nation’s premier healthcare facilities, including the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General, and UC Davis Medical Center.

 About KR Wolfe, Inc.

KR Wolfe delivers turnkey solutions for technical construction projects, proprietary equipment installations, systems integration, and field service maintenance. Our unmatched scope of capabilities, passion for new technologies and best-in-class customer service have made KR Wolfe a leader in our industry.

Contact us today and let’s have a conversation about responsive solutions to your onsite COVID-19 infection concerns.