shuttered hospital


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shuttered hospital

A hospital that has been closed and is no longer in active, daily use. It may be reopened in times of crisis to care for the homeless, injured, or sick, esp. after a mass casualty incident.
See also: hospital
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The two sides agreed to meet again in late January, said Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long, whose district includes the shuttered hospital.
In Bara, where fighting has leveled homes, shuttered hospitals and businesses and impoverished those who have remained behind, the Pakistani Taliban influence is growing, some residents said.
Further, the federal government provided guidance for states to use when preparing for medical surge, including Reopening Shuttered Hospitals to Expand Surge Capacity, which contains a checklist that states can use to identify entities that could provide more resources during a medical surge.