California Expands Health Care Capacity To Address COVID-19 Crisis
By N24 Correspondent, SACRAMENTO: The state government of California has expanded health care capacity by reaching out and contracting various medical centers for the treatment of patients affected by the coronavirus or the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a statement from the California Health and Human Services Agency, the Seton Medical Center in Daly City will begin accepting up to 220 COVID-19 patients. The state government of California is leasing the medical center for three months to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Verity will operate the Seton Medical Center on behalf of the state government.
“The Seton Medical Center in Daly City has started accepting COVID-19 patients on behalf of the state. California will continue to do our part to expand our capacity to respond to a potential surge in COVID-19 patients,” said California Governor Gavin Newsom in the statement.
“It is also important that each and every Californian do their part by staying home and practicing social distancing. We can get through this together if we all do our part,” he added.
The state government of California also has a three-month lease agreement with St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles. This facility will soon begin providing care for up to 366 COVID-19 patients as soon as possible.
In addition, the Community Hospital in Long Beach has already resumed services last Saturday, accepting patients transferred from other hospitals in the area. The hospital has the capacity of 158 beds.
Published Date: Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 | 06:18 PM