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UCI Medical Center sets up mobile field hospital in parking lot to alleviate pressure on hospital

KABC, Dec. 22, 2020 (Video)

December 22, 2020

UCI Medical Center sets up mobile field hospital in parking lot to alleviate pressure on hospital

One of the parking lots outside of UCI Medical Center is being transformed into a mobile field hospital to allow medical staff to treat more patients. Students from Anteater Emergency Medical Services are some of the volunteers that are assembling the framework to add 50 temporary beds. UCI Medical Center is one of the three hospitals in Orange County that has requested the mobile setup. It’s a strategy that’s expected to help alleviate the burden on the local health care system, especially as cases soar to record highs.