PETERS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A U.S. Naval commander from the Pittsburgh area is onboard the hospital that arrived in New York City.
Commander Kerry Ann Hudson is originally from Peters Township and is now the acting executive officer on the USNS Comfort.READ MORE: Parents Watch Clairton-Leechburg Football Game From Outside The Stadium
The ship has 1,000 beds and 12 operating rooms.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
The floating hospital is expected to be up and running by Tuesday morning.MORE NEWS: UPMC Children's Hospital Leaders Say Hospital Will Not Turn Kids Away Or Ration Care Amid Increase In Patients
The ship will not treat coronavirus cases but will help expand hospital capacity for other ailments.