Created: January 08, 2022 03:10 PM
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A hospital in western Michigan is using a heated tent as extra emergency space due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The tent at Mercy Health Muskegon was set up a few weeks ago but put into service Thursday. The hospital topped 95% capacity during the week.
Dr. Justin Grill, chief medical officer at Mercy Health Muskegon, says he never would have predicted that the hospital would need to use a tent.
Someone who is examined in the tent would get the same services found in the regular emergency department. After 11 p.m., all services move inside.
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