Preparing for a surge

Following a 72-hour, around-the-clock transformation effort in March, M Health Fairview Bethesda Hospital became Minnesota’s first hospital dedicated to the care of severely ill COVID-19 patients. The facility accepted its first patient around 4:30 p.m. on March 26, with more arriving later that day.

Three weeks later, M Health Fairview set plans to open up COVID-19 cohort units at its St. Joseph’s Hospital and then its Southdale Hospital if needed.

Published on May 12, 2020

(Photo: courtesy of M Health Fairview)


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