January is the busiest month for the Department of Defense’s Reserve Health Readiness Program initiative. The lion’s share of delivering clinical services to reservists is in rural areas, geographies that lack the required resources and infrastructure to attend to military health readiness needs and preparedness.
Additionally, January 2022 was particularly challenging, with Omicron surging while little was known about the COVID variant’s virulency. Airlines were canceling half of their flights due to employees falling ill. FedEx, UPS, the same. Healthcare staffers were beginning to resign. Employees everywhere were leery of returning to work. The federal and state governments were considering returned lock-downs.
As an added obstacle, massive snowstorms blanketed the US between January 6th and January 10th, just as the Department of Defense (DOD) needed military medical services deployed across the US (20 plus states). The country was at a standstill. No supply shipments. No personnel travel. Many roadways closed by the Department of Transportation to commercial traffic.
Our Medical Readiness Solution
For 15 years, Solvere Health has been a trusted resource for the DOD, managing, executing, and maintaining the medical readiness of US Armed Forces’ Reservists. Solvere Health routinely covers 27 states on behalf of the DOD but also successfully responds to other group health events in 45 contiguous states.
Solvere Health mobilizes a comprehensive solution to reach challenging geographies, which can move from state to state (sometimes in 20 states simultaneously). Solvere Health’s renowned logistical aptitude is critical to the strategy, which translates into a proactive regionalized staging approach with multiple fail-safes, mitigating even the slightest chance of failure.
With this warehousing strategy, Solvere Health ensures that equipment, supplies, inventory, and personnel can be mobilized to reach care points from multiple tactically staged stores within an event radius of hundreds of miles. This solution includes:
- Power for up to 70k generators
- HVAC (AC and Heat)
- Plumbing (Fresh Water, Waste Water, Gray, and Black Matter removal)
- Infection Control
- Mobile Administrative Space
- Mobile Clinic Space
- Mobile Telecom
- Customized Mobile Health Units
- All logistics and DOT regs of trailer delivery, which includes inventory and equipment delivery
- All travel arrangements of essential personnel
- All shipping and receiving of essential materials, equipment, and supply (in line with FAA regs)
- Perpetual and regionalized warehousing of critical inventory
- Program Management at the HQ and Support Level, Leadership on the Ground
Also, a hallmark of Solvere Health’s expertise is proactivity. Planning for an epic weather scenario like this began years ago – not in reaction to impending weather at the time of the DOD event. Because we continually study the weather and imagine every possible scenario, we are able to pivot in real-time with a ready-to-execute plan variation and deliver in every contingency.
The final critical component of our solutions is the personnel Solvere Health attracts. Whether a transportation teammate or a clinical service practitioner, these are highly motivated doers enthused by a challenge, not intimidated by it. They have confidence that the Solvere Health strategy will make them successful no matter the obstacles and are motivated by contributing to an outstanding outcome.
Solvere Health Results
Despite all the expected and unforeseeable challenges, we once again proved to the DOD that Solvere Health could execute even under the most punishing circumstances. Solvere Health completed 100% of the DOD’s work order in January 2022. Every vehicle delivery. Every supply delivery. Every personnel delivery. Every medical readiness event ran to completion.
To our knowledge, we are the only vendor of our kind that performed to this level. Our peers either declined previously requested missions or failed to complete them. Our logistical acumen, exceptional team, and resulting footprint allow for emergency deployment throughout the US, regardless of the circumstance of the emergency.
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