BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Tents have been set up outside of the emergency rooms at Catholic Health hospitals to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The tents outside each area hospital will act as a checkpoint for medical professionals to assess anyone and determine whether or not they should be admitted or quickly discharged home.
So far, three patients have been admitted to the St. Joseph’s campus.
“We continue to build a phased-in approach to ensure that patient care remains the utmost importance,” Catholic Health CEO Mark Sullivan said. “We will be able to surpass the governor’s requested surge capacity at St. Joseph campus and we will continue to phase it in over the next couple of weeks.”
Rapid testing has not begun at Catholic Health hospitals, though Sullivan expressed optimism that it can begin soon.