Business Continuity through Innovative Solutions

Johnson Portables has developed an adaptable, durable, portable building system that can be rapidly deployed in a variety of situations. Quick to assemble, these panelized portable buildings can be erected and fully functioning within days, offering shelter, electrical service, heating/cooling, and bathroom facilities.

MetaSpace™ can be configured to serve many functions

Ambulance Entrance

CT Scan

Trauma Room

Nurse’s Station



“Johnson Portables MetaSpace™ system is a very unique and well engineered solution to building structures required for quick deployment in emergency situations.  The raised floor concept with its own integrated foundation is brilliant.”

“Whether usage is for houses, hospitals, clinics, or offices the Johnson Portables MetaSpace™ solution is a great solution to the issue of rapidly deployable systems that can accommodate a number of emergency needs.” 

“The flexibility of using this system is remarkable.  The solution set has been used in hospitals that meet all code requirements.”

– Paul K. Carlton, Jr. M.D., FACS
Lt. General, United States Air Force (Retired)
Former Surgeon General of the Air Force
Director, Office of Homeland Security
Texas A&M University

When Devastation Hits

On May 22nd, 2011, a devastating F5 tornado struck the community of Joplin, MO. The tornado’s path of destruction caused numerous deaths, injuries and significant residential and commercial devastation. St. John’s Medical Center in Joplin sustained a direct hit. The nine story, 367 bed hospital suffered irreparable damage.

Johnson Portables Responds

Initially, tents were used for temporary medical facilities – an unsustainable solution for the care required by the community. In a short 22 days from enlisting Johnson Portables, materials for the interim facilities arrived in Joplin. Phase I was fully operational and occupied four weeks later.

Johnson Portables Delivers

By October 3, 2011 – less than 14 weeks after giving the approval to Johnson Portables – the full 31,000 square-foot portable health care facility was completed and occupied.  The interim hospital includes 60 beds, emergency department, ICU, access corridors to a catheterization cab, mobile surgical and radiological trailers, and dialysis facilities.

Johnson Portables Delivers at Winston Medical Center

April 28, 2014, Winston Medical Center in Louisville, MS took a direct hit from an EF4 tornado. On January 5, 2015 Johnson Portables was on site to start construction of a new temporary facility, and on April 1, 2015 the hospital was operating out of this new facility. Winston Medical Center will be operating out of the Johnson Portables building for about three years while the new hospital is constructed.

Learn more about Johnson Portables work in Louisville, MS.

When Renovation is Planned

Health care systems face unique challenges as they attempt to provide technologically advanced services in aging facilities. Building upgrades are often necessary, but providing top-tier care and revenue continuity can present significant challenges.

Hospital Renovation

Johnson Portables Responds

Johnson Portables works with you to tailor the right solution for your unique requirements. The MetaSpace panelized building system can be quickly designed and assembled on a system’s campus, parking lot, or adjacent land and available for use prior to the beginning of renovation.

Construction of Johnson Portables Building

Johnson Portables Delivers

MetaSpace™ delivers space appropriate for many functions including patient care, CT scan, x-ray, emergency department, sterile processing or surgical suites. The temporary space provides for appropriate standards of care, including TJC (formerly JCAHO) accreditation.

Johnson Portables Sterile Processing Facility

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