FHN Erecting Additional Tents in Hospital Parking Lot Beginning Saturday Morning

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Beginning Saturday morning (April 11), FHN workers will be putting up additional tents to extend available space in preparation for an increase in COVID-19 patients.

The tents will be an extension of the MABAS mutual aid tent located in the parking lot east of FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,200 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 19 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.

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  • April 10, 2020 at 3:38 pm
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    Stephenson Co. has a total of (4), count ’em 4 cases currently, and they’re putting up tents???? I could think of a whole lot of better use of employee time! Meanwhile, the so-called curve is flattening and heading downward in most “hot-spots”, while more rural locales have near negligible outbreaks. What’s up with the tents???

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