Palomar Medical Center creates a “Hospital Within A Hospital” to treat coronavirus patients

ESCONDIDO (KUSI) – Two and a half weeks after the announcement, the San Diego region now has a “Hospital Within A Hosptial” in case of a sudden, significant surge of coronavirus patients.

The 202-bed emergency overflow medical facility — which will not be used unless the county’s resources are stretched too thin — occupies two formerly vacant floors of Palomar Medical Center Escondido.

KUSI’s Ed Lenderman was there as County Supervisors opened the facility.

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