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Michigan Medicine will not open field hospital due to curve 'significantly flattening'

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Posted at 12:37 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 12:37:18-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan Medicine will not open a field hospital as it was initially planned due to the curve "significantly flattening."

It continues to plan for a potential need, but there is no definite date on which the field hospital would open at this time.

"It appears from current COVID-19 cases and modeling that the curve is significantly flattening," a Michigan Medicine spokeswoman said.

Michigan Medicine is still in communication with state officials to coordinate and determine future need.

"Our ongoing focus is on our current capacity and readiness to serve patients in our existing hospital facilities."

The TCF Regional Care Center is accepting its first 25 patients Friday, and will be staffed by Henry Ford Health System, McLaren Health Care, Beaumont Health and Detroit Medical Center.

The Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi has been identified as a second field hospital. It is not expected to be running for several days.

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