Community College Converts Gym Into Hospital

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A community college in Michigan is prepping to lend a hand should hospitals in the area become overwhelmed by coronavirus patients. 

Muskegon Community College has canceled all classes for the remainder of the academic year and turned its gymnasium into a field hospital.

In partnership with Mercy Health Muskegon, MCC’s 52,000-square-foot Health and Wellness Center now houses 50 hospital beds, as well as a lab for testing and analysis.

Plans for the makeshift hospital were dreamed up back in 2015.

“The Health and Wellness Center was designed and built to serve the needs of our region in the case of a natural disaster,” MCC president Dale Nesbary told M Live.

Mercy Health and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services have a contract to use the wellness center through May 27.

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