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First patients move into mobile field hospital at UCI Medical Center

Orange County Register, Dec. 30, 2020

December 30, 2020

First patients move into mobile field hospital at UCI Medical Center

Facing what one hospital official called “a dire situation” as more and more people with COVID-19 seek care, UCI Medical Center in Orange became the first of three Orange County hospitals to put up field tents in a parking lot to hold extra patient beds. After erecting the mobile hospital in just over a week, UCI doctors brought in the first patients Tuesday morning and are now treating about 22 people with less acute conditions there, medical center spokesman John Murray said Wednesday, Dec. 30.