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Field ICUs sprout at Orange County hospitals as cases surge

Yahoo News (Patch), Dec. 31, 2020

December 31, 2020

Field ICUs sprout at Orange County hospitals as cases surge

To combat the rise in patients, UC Irvine is one of three area hospitals adding a mobile setup to their arsenal of care. The hospital constructed a temporary mobile field hospital in their parking lot this week to serve up to 40 more patients. This unit will ease the strain on inpatient care units during the coronavirus surge. Each unit can hold 50 people, according to CEO Chad Lefteris.