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COVID Forces California to Open Field Hospitals

WebMD, Dec. 17, 2020

December 17, 2020

COVID Forces California to Open Field Hospitals

Deadline reported that in Orange County alone, a 50-bed field hospital will be built at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, a 25-bed field hospital at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton and a 50-bed field hospital at the University of California, Irvine. … “We’ve seen a lot of surge tents that have gone up at hospitals around the region,” University of California, Irvine spokesman John Murray said. “That’s usually to handle overflow for things like emergency departments, patients who are waiting … This is really something a little bit different.”