A Nevada hospital has resorted to treating coronavirus patients in its parking garage — as hospitalizations soar in the state.
Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno converted two floors of its parking garage into an alternative care site in early November to handle an overflow of COVID-19 patients if necessary.
In the past three weeks, the site — created for those who don’t need long-term care — has treated 265 patients, CBS News reported Monday.
“Our frontline caregivers are seeing things that they never would have imagined,” Renown Health’s president and CEO, Tony Slonim, told the network.
Slonim, whose father died from COVID-19 the same day the parking garage site opened on Nov. 12, said the fight against the virus is personal.