VIDEO: Governor Ducey, ADHS Director Dr. Christ, Maj. Gen. McGuire Share COVID-19 Updates

News Release

April 9, 2020

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs Director Major General Michael T. McGuire and Steward Health Care Arizona Regional President Damon Brown today held a briefing to share updates on COVID-19. The Governor announced the reopening of St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix with 339 ICU high-acuity beds, with flexibility for other uses if needed. 

Saint Luke’s Medical Center previously shut its doors due to low patient demand in November 2019. As part of a statewide plan to secure resources for health care professionals, the Arizona Department of Health Services selected the hospital as a location to set up additional ICU beds with assistance from the U.S Army Corps of Engineers.

View the full briefing HERE. The Governor was joined by Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs Director Major General Michael T. McGuire, Steward Health Care Arizona Regional President Damon Brown and Colonel Daryll Fust of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

View additional information on Arizona’s COVID-19 response efforts HERE.

View information on COVID-19, resources and volunteer opportunities at ArizonaTogether.org.

View daily Arizona updates HERE.

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