JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s only Level 1 trauma center is setting up a second emergency field hospital in a parking garage that will handle some of the sickest COVID-19 patients as the virus continues to ravage the state.
Samaritan’s Purse will set up the field hospital with a team of medical staff in a garage nearby Children’s of Mississippi, the state’s only pediatric hospital.
Since the start of the pandemic, the Christian relief charity has set up five other emergency hospitals in areas of the world hard hit by the virus.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center already set up one emergency field hospital in a different parking garage on its campus last week.