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Orange County’s UCI Health opens mobile field hospital to handle coronavirus surge

KABC-TV, Dec. 30, 2020 (Video)

December 30, 2020

Orange County’s UCI Health opens mobile field hospital to handle coronavirus surge

Twenty-two patients were receiving medical care as of Wednesday morning at a mobile field hospital outside UCI Health. Administrators at UCI Health said they’ve been preparing for it over the last six months – a surge in COVID-19 cases after holiday gatherings. Dr. Sebastian Schubl was named the medical director of the facility. “We’ve seen an unrelenting rise in the number of admitted COVID patients for weeks now,” Schubl said in a press conference Wednesday. … Schubl said low-acuity patients would receive care there and staffing wasn’t an issue.