Laurel Regional Hospital to Reopen to Fight COVID-19

Maryland government officials are reopening the old Laurel Regional Hospital to prepare for the expected surge in coronavirus patients.  Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced the reopening and the expansion of 135 beds outside the hospital Wednesday afternoon.  The hospital has been renamed The University of Maryland Laurel Medical Center.  The reopening is part of the state’s goal of 6,000 beds for COVID-19 treatment.  The governor says the state now has 6,700 beds available.