Army Corps of Engineers give first look inside County Center temporary hospital

The temporary hospital is meant to ease the strain on local hospitals.

News 12 Staff

Apr 9, 2020, 10:17 AM

Updated 1,509 days ago

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Hospital construction on the Westchester County Center is expected to be complete by April 17, according to the Army Corp of Engineers. 
The temporary hospital is meant to ease the strain on local hospitals. 
"Down below we have a 54-bed facility being designed for COVID-19 positive units, and that is in conjunction with the 56 beds that are being constructed inside four tents outside the facility," says Erik Wright, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The county center was among the initial four sites chosen by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be converted into hospitals.
The Javits Center in Manhattan and two SUNY colleges on Long Island were the first facilities to undergo the transformation.
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