New York hospital turning ASC into 75-bed surge facility

Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital is converting its ASC into a COVID-19 treatment facility, the Olean Times Herald reports.

OGH's Mildred Milliman Outpatient Surgery Center in Olean will become a 75-bed emergency hospital addition by April 1.

OGH will also begin requiring all employees to wear masks. As of March 26, the hospital had a five- to eight-day supply of masks and other personal protective equipment, an executive told Olean Times Herald reporters.

Becker's ASC Review reached out to OGH for comment and will update this story if more information becomes available.

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