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Shuttered Hospitals Re-Opening Across U.S. For Coronavirus Cases

March 25, 2020

Via: Forbes

Hospitals that only recently were closed after struggling financially are now being re-opened by state and local governments to treat the sickest of patients stricken by the Coronavirus strain COVID-19.

In the south Chicago suburb of Blue Island, Ill., for example, a hospital with more than 300 beds may re-open to treat Coronavirus patients, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday. And in California, the Orange County Board of Supervisors said this week the state is looking at re-opening the former 73-bed Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in San Clemente while 158-bed Community Hospital in Long Beach is preparing to re-open after being closed just two years ago, according to media reports.

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