MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The $51.3 million COVID-19 overflow hospital in Memphis has closed permanently.
The former Commercial Appeal building on Union Avenue was converted into a field hospital last year to relieve pressure on area hospitals in the event they became overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.
But it never saw a single patient. Another field hospital in Nashville also remained empty.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee says that’s a good thing.
“When early predictions pointed to a worst-case scenario of every state exceeding its COVID-19 patient capacity, we took immediate action in Tennessee to address the potential shortfall,” Lee said. “Tennessee’s