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: Pittsburgh Prepares To Welcome More Visitors As Restrictions Lift
The ship has 1,000 beds and 12 operating rooms.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 2,179 New Cases, 52 Additional Deaths
The floating hospital is expected to be up and running by Tuesday morning.MORE NEWS: Allegheny County Health Department Shuts Down Hazelwood Business
The ship will not treat coronavirus cases but will help expand hospital capacity for other ailments.