Construction begins on 30-bed emergency field hospital in Lenoir

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Courtesy of Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse announced that construction started on an Emergency Field Hospital in Lenoir as COVID-19 cases rise in the western region of the state.

The field hospital will support Caldwell UNC Health Care (Lenoir), Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (Boone), Catawba Valley Health System (Hickory), Carolinas Healthcare System Blue Ridge (Morganton), and Frye Regional Medical Center (Hickory).

The field hospital was transported from a warehouse in North Wilkesboro via Samaritan’s Purse tractor trailers and will be constructed on the grounds of Caldwell UNC Health Care, a site chosen for its central location.

The mobile unit will be staffed by the team of disaster relief personnel, including doctors, nurses, and other healthcare specialists. Patients receiving treatment at our site will be limited to those who are COVID-positive but do not need the support of a ventilator.

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