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    USNS Mercy is 'Open for Business'

    With 1000 beds and with a complement of 61 civilians and 1,214 military during this deployment.


    The following is by David Rosenfeld March 29, 2020 at DailyNews.com

    On the coast, the team aboard the USNS Mercy treated its first patients Sunday at the Port of Los Angeles, its towering white outline and bright red cross framing the shoreline off San Pedro.

    “I couldn’t be more proud of our crew for all the hard work they did to get us here and ready in such a short time,” said Capt. John Rotruck, Mercy’s Military Treatment Facility commanding officer, in a statement. “Being able to accept our first patients is a true testament of the teamwork between Mercy, the Navy, the State of California, the county of Los Angeles, and the City and Port of L.A.”

    Medical Treatment Facility Mercy Leadership

    This is an official U.S. Navy website


    The U.S. Navy hospital ship is serving as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients transferred from medical centers on shore. It will provide a wide variety of services, including surgery, officials said.


    Five more coronavirus deaths reported in LA County as number of cases tops 2,000

    A total of 2,136 people are now confirmed to have contracted the disease as of Sunday, according to county health officials. There have been 37 confirmed deaths.

    By David Rosenfeld March 29, 2020 at 7:09 p.m.





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