BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine announced Sunday the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital will open Monday.

The BCCFH is a 250-bed field medical station set up as a state-licensed hospital operated jointly by Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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The BCCFH will initially take a limited number of recovering COVID-positive patients from select area hospitals. It will then expand the capacity for additional patients from other hospitals.

It will treat patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and need direct medical attention, but who are recovering from their infection.

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“Opening this field hospital is a major victory in the fight against COVID-19 and one of our administration’s top priorities since day one of this crisis. I want to thank all the frontline health care workers and our partners at the University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine for making this pivotal health care facility a reality for Baltimore City and area hospitals. We are in this together and will get through this together.” Gov. Larry  Hogan said in a statement.

Patients from predominantly Baltimore City hospitals will be transported to the field hospital through either emergency department or inter-facility referrals.

All patients who will be admitted to the BCCFH are anticipated to be received as a transfer from Baltimore City hospitals and not as direct admissions.

The field hospital is not a community testing clinic and cannot be accessed by general referrals from primary care physicians.

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