CNE, state confirm: R.I. will be ready to open a field hospital when needed

FIRST CONSTRUCTED in mid-April, the Cranston field hospital, operated by the Care New England Health System, has yet to see a single patient. However, experts believe it may be used in the coming weeks due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the state. / PBN PHOTO / ALEXA GAGOSZ
FIRST CONSTRUCTED in mid-April, the Cranston field hospital, operated by the Care New England Health System, has yet to see a single patient. However, experts believe it may be used in the coming weeks due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the state. / PBN PHOTO / ALEXA GAGOSZ
CRANSTON – As the state’s hospitalizations have nearly doubled in the last month, Rhode Island's health care and state leaders made it clear on Friday morning: They are prepared to open a field hospital for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak started in March. First constructed in mid-April, the Cranston field hospital, managed by…

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