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Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital Closes as COVID-19 Cases Decline in Southern California

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Samaritan’s Purse, Antelope Valley Medical Center, and the City of Lancaster are grateful for the opportunity to partner together in the fight against COVID-19. Over the past five weeks, Samaritan’s Purse medical personnel have provided excellent care to 167 patients at the Emergency Field Hospital—easing the burden on the local healthcare system. The timeline was established in coordination with Antelope Valley Medical Center, and it is based on patient needs as well as the trend of the disease.

This marks a significant turning point in the coronavirus outbreak in Southern California. The case numbers are declining to the point that the local healthcare system will be able to meet the needs. This is an answer to prayer.

On Thursday, February 18, the Emergency Field Hospital will formally close. You are invited to join us for a closing ceremony to hear key leadership from both Samaritan’s Purse, Antelope Valley Medical Center, and the City of Lancaster.

What: Emergency Field Hospital Closing Ceremony

When: February 18th at 9:30am

Where: Outside the Emergency Field Hospital located in the parking lot of Antelope Valley Medical Center

Additional Details: Media interviews will be available immediately following the brief closing ceremony