Rising COVID Rates Transform Hospital Parking Garages

Photo: Renown Health

With COVID-19 rates spiking across the U.S., hospitals are again transforming garages into triage or patient care units. One of the first is Renown Health in Reno, Nev., which turned an entire garage into a COVID patient care unit that opened late last week.

The 10-day transformation from parking to hospital cost $10 million and can treat more than 1,400 patients. COVID patients will be moved to the garage unit when they are stable and improving. As of the weekend, three patients were being treated in the garage, but Nevada is experiencing a large spike in cases.

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