California Strengthens Health Care Delivery System’s Capacity to Respond to COVID-19
Seton Medical Center in Daly City will begin accepting additional COVID-19 patients
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SACRAMENTO – Today Seton Medical Center in Daly City will begin accepting up to 220 COVID-19 patients. California is leasing the medical center for three months to expand the capacity of the health care delivery system to respond to ongoing and anticipated increases in COVID-19 cases that require medical care. Verity will operate Seton Medical Center on the state’s behalf.
“Today Seton Medical Center in Daly City started accepting COVID-19 patients on behalf of the state. California will continue to do our part to expand our capacity to respond to a potential surge in COVID-19 patients. It is also important that each and every Californian do their part by staying home and practicing social distancing. We can get through this together if we all do our part,” said Governor Gavin Newsom.
California also has a three-month lease agreement with St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles. California is readying the facility to begin providing care for up to 366 COVID-19 patients as soon as possible. This builds on California’s previous work, in partnership with local officials, to reopen Community Hospital in Long Beach. The facility reopened last Saturday and began accepting patients transferred from other hospitals in the area. The hospital has the capacity of 158 beds.