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Hospital Launches Drone Delivery Service

  September 2, 2020

By Cathy Jakicic

Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, N.C., has launched a drone delivery service, according to The Becker’s Hospital Review.

The drones transport medicines and personal protective equipment between its facilities.

Specially trained drone operators are stationed at the facilities to operate the drones and scan the airspace for traffic. 

New drones carry infusion medicines, compounded drugs  and PPE, but Wake Forest is planning to expand the drone operations to lab samples and tests.

Novant Health Medical Center in Charlotte is also using drones to deliver medical supplies and personal protective equipment, according to The Verge.

The Novant drones drop their supplies via parachute, so the center doesn’t need any additional infrastructure to receive deliveries.

Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, click here.



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