Video: UMC doctor explains what the large tents outside the El Paso hospital does


Courtesy of UMC Facebook

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – If you have driven past University Medical Center lately, you have noticed three large white tents setup outside of the emergency room.

While, they could be alarming to the outside eye, there is not much to worry about, said Dr. Ed Michelson, Professor and Chairman of Department of Emergency Medicine with the Texas Tech Physicians and Chief of Emergency Medical Services at University Medical Center.

Michelson explained the tents in a video post to the UMC Facebook page.

In the video Michelson said, they are military-grade isolation tents which will allow the hospital to expand the capabilities for the emergency room, in necessary.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

KTSM Video Center

Protesters gather against new El Paso Electric generator

Neighbors mourn loss of children who died in Northeast El Paso crash

Jury trials set to resume in El Paso

Bowie High School student tests positive for COVID-19

Some El Paso businesses allowed to operate at 75% amid increase of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

El Paso defense attorney Joe Spencer to now lead alleged Walmart shooter’s state and federal cases

More El Paso News
Advertise with KTSM 9 Link