Matrax Assists The Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital in COVID-19 Emergency Response
The Jerry L Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital is part of the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System located in Loma Linda, CA. Chief Engineer, Mark Moritz, contacted Matrax in his effort to source a modular industrial flooring system – and quickly – to support two 640 square foot COVID-19 screening shelters over a paved parking lot. His objectives were simple yet precise:
- Decontamination capabilities – can be power washed with hot water and soap daily if required – drainage holes keep water from pooling
- Elevation – keeps patients and electrical equipment from exposure to rain water (1.5” height); ADA ramps available for egress/ingress
- Light weight yet robust – efficient installation and removal if it needs to be relocated quickly, ships quickly
- Interlocking – safe, rigid, free of trip hazards
The Matrax interlocking flooring panel system met these objectives.