Closed hospital In New Mexico retrofitted to treat COVID-19 patients

May 5, 2020

The former Lovelace hospital at Gibson Medical Center in Albuquerque was retrofitted to treat COVID-19 patients, according to an article on the Albuquerque Journal website.

The building could be used to handle general overflow patients as well.

The operation will be staffed in large part by members of New Mexico’s Medical Reserve Corps. The hospital could have as many as 200 beds.

The renovation cost $3.6 million. Meanwhile, another $2.5 million was spent getting the gym at Miyamura High School in Gallup set up to house 60 patients

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