General visits LA-area hospitals, gets updates on construction progress in support of COVID-19 response
Veronica Verde, external affairs officer for FEMA Region IX, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, talks about the partnership with the Corps and other local and state agencies during a March 19 tour of Beverly Community Hospital in Montebello, California. The Corps and its contractors completed the conversion of the hospital’s west wing into a 17-room, NON-COVID patient area and the hospital’s day care waiting room into a COVID patient staging area, by adding high-flow oxygen and converting the area to negative pressure. The final inspection of the construction work at the hospital was completed earlier that morning.

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