In Less Than A Month, A Shuttered Hospital Has Been Rebuilt To Treat COVID-19 Veterans

Staffers expressed disbelief at the hospital’s quick standup, which is unprecedented for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

By Carson FrameApril 21, 2020 9:54 am, , , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

Just a few weeks after taking possession of a closed hospital in Garland, the Veteran Affairs North Texas Health Care System reopened the facility Monday as a COVID-19 relief center.

The 470,000 square-foot facility, which closed its doors in 2018, was donated by Baylor, Scott & White in early April. It will eventually serve as an outpatient and specialty care clinic for some of the 184,000 or so DFW-area veterans enrolled in VA care.

But for now, it will be used as an overflow center for the Dallas VA Medical Center, serving patients with less acute medical issues.


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