On April 3, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced that the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) would be transformed into Boston Hope, a 1,000-bed field hospital for COVID-19 patients to serve as overflow for city hospitals during the coronavirus crisis.
The Boston Hope Medical Center is a collaboration between the state, the city, Partners HealthCare, and Boston Health Care for the Homeless.
The BCEC’s Engineering & Maintenance Team and workers from trade unions and other organizations, including Local 17 and Teamsters Local 25, were able to complete the massive project in just four days before the patients started arriving.
First Look. Boston Hope is opening today as our surge is expected. It’s MA field hospital and #covid shelter @MassConvention and preparing for up to 1000 patients. I was invited this am so posting pics and explanations about how these get built and work.— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) April 10, 2020
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