Jun 17, 2021
The Baltimore Convention Field Hospital was established in the spring of 2020 by the state of Maryland, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Maryland to fight COVID. A few weeks ago, Dr. Josh Sharfstein was invited inside the 100,000 square foot field hospital’s command center to meet with Director Dr. Jim Ficke and Deputy Director Dr. Chuck Callahan. He also speaks with Dr. Mindy Kantsiper, Dr. Sophia Purekal, Dr. Zishan Siddiqui, John Fickel, and Laura Wortman. They talk about what the last year has been like, how lessons from the military-inspired design and logistics, and how this field hospital now responds to COVID on four fronts: testing, patient care, monoclonal antibody treatment center, and vaccinations.