Renown converting parking garage into hospital rooms ahead of coronavirus patient surge
Renown Regional Medical Center is turning its Mill Street parking garage into hospital rooms ahead of an anticipated surge of COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks.
In a statement sent Friday, Renown said the space is being converted into an alternate care site ahead of a surge of patients expected in the next several weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are preparing for potential patient census increases, requiring a planning effort that challenges us to think outside of the box,” the hospital said in a statement Friday. “Serving this level of hospital patients, which is called a ‘surge’ will challenge us to ensure we have the beds, procedure capacity and spaces that accommodate staff, technology, supplies, equipment and services to meet the needs of our patients.”
Source: RGJ – Reno Gazette Journal – https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2020/04/03/renown-health-converting-parking-garage-into-hospital-rooms/2941718001/