ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – Desperately-needed hospital beds were provided by Rio Arriba County to the primary county hospital, Presbyterian in Española, as well as Taos County for use at Holy Cross Hospital.
Thirty-four beds were delivered to Presbyterian Hospital began Thursday and 20 were delivered Wednesday to Taos County. Due to the rising demand for beds in the COVID-19 response, local hospitals in both Rio Arriba and Taos counties have been struggling to expand capacity and access much-needed equipment like hospital beds.
Rio Arriba County identified 82 hospital-grade beds were available for the County’s COVID-19 response. They originated from the Española Valley Nursing Home, a facility the County purchased just over a year ago and is currently being converted into a behavioral health facility to be run by Darren’s Place.
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