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Hospitalization increase leads Integris to open its COVID-19 wings at Portland campus


Whitney Bryen, Oklahoma Watch

In this file photo, Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City set up tents outside of its emergency room in the spring to prepare for coronavirus patients. The hospital is now opening space at its Portland location for COVID-19 patients.

A surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Oklahoma City has led Integris Baptist Medical Center to open its Portland Avenue campus to treat patients with the coronavirus.

The hospital system said the ability of its Northwest Expressway campus to treat non-COVID and COVID patients was reaching capacity and Integris was opening the Portland campus later Tuesday. The hospital will start with 40 beds and will evaluate if more are needed, Integris spokeswoman Brooke Cayot said in an email.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports COVID-19 hospitalizations each weekday evening. T...

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