ALBANY - Fourteen coronavirus patients from downstate hospitals are now at Albany Med.
The hospital says the 14 have either confirmed or suspected cases.
In a statement, Dr. Dennis McKenna, the incoming president and CEO of the hospital, says Albany Med believes it is their responsibility to help.
As requested by the governor, Albany Med has a plan to increase its capacity to care for patients by 50 percent. The hospital says coronavirus patients are placed in negative pressure rooms.
In a normal day, Albany Med receives more than 40 transfer patients. The hospital says accepting patients from other hospitals will not prevent Albany Med from caring for any local patients.