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Atlanta Coronavirus Field Hospital to Be Reopened


By Cathy Jakicic Health Care Facilities
Georgia world congress center

Georgia is planning to reopen a field hospital at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center as the state struggles with a record-breaking number of new COVID-19 cases, according to CNBC.

The center first turned an exhibit hall into a 200-bed alternative care facility in April, but officials closed it in May. 

The facility will use state-owned equipment procured through the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency earlier this year.

The state first plans to “leverage a new contract for enhanced bed capacity with a metro-Atlanta area hospital” before using the center, according to state officials.

Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, click here.

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