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caption: Spc. Ashley Wells, a laboratory technician with the 10th Army Field Hospital, looks into a centrifuge in the laboratory area of the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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Spc. Ashley Wells, a laboratory technician with the 10th Army Field Hospital, looks into a centrifuge in the laboratory area of the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

Photos: The military field hospital at CenturyLink is ready to receive patients

“We are ready to receive the patients as soon as Washington has the need to send the patients to us, " said Col. Laura Elliott, Commander of the 62nd Medical Brigade, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. "We are ready now."

"All we await is that call for the first patient to come in," Elliott said.

The 250-bed military field hospital for non COVID-19 patients is complete. On Sunday, media was invited for a 30-minute tour to see the progress inside the CenturyLink Field Event Center.

"It's been a whirlwind establishing the hospital," said Col. Amal Chatila, Commander of the 47th Combat Support Hospital.

It took roughly one week for the hospital to be deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

The field hospital includes an emergency room area, x-ray capabilities, a patient administration division, a lab area, microbiology, blood banking, an isolation unit, operating room suites, sterilization, as well as minimal care, intermediate care and intensive care units.

Below are scenes from the field hospital on Sunday, April 5, at the CenturyLink Field Event Center.

caption: U.S. Army Medics learn how the Hamilton Medical Ventilators work at the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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U.S. Army Medics learn how the Hamilton Medical Ventilators work at the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: Col. Hope Williamson-Younce, Commander of the 627th Hospital Center in Fort Carson, Colorado, attends a press conference at the 250-bed military field hospital for non COVID-19 patients deployed at the CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle.
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Col. Hope Williamson-Younce, Commander of the 627th Hospital Center in Fort Carson, Colorado, attends a press conference at the 250-bed military field hospital for non COVID-19 patients deployed at the CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: A tunnel into the operating suite is shown at the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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A tunnel into the operating suite is shown at the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: U.S. Army soldiers set up a military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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U.S. Army soldiers set up a military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: Staff Sgt. Jordan Lambert sits inside the X-Ray area of the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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Staff Sgt. Jordan Lambert sits inside the X-Ray area of the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: Boxes of human blood are stacked inside the laboratory area of the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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Boxes of human blood are stacked inside the laboratory area of the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: U.S. Army soldiers set up the laboratory area of a military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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U.S. Army soldiers set up the laboratory area of a military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: U.S. Army soldiers set up a military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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U.S. Army soldiers set up a military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: Staff Sgt. Jordan Lambert sits inside the X-Ray area of the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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Staff Sgt. Jordan Lambert sits inside the X-Ray area of the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Credit: KUOW/Megan Farmer
caption: U.S. Army Medics learn how the Hamilton Medical Ventilators work at the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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U.S. Army Medics learn how the Hamilton Medical Ventilators work at the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: A tunnel into the operating suite is shown at the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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A tunnel into the operating suite is shown at the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: U.S. Army soldiers store medical equipment near the ICU area of the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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U.S. Army soldiers store medical equipment near the ICU area of the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: U.S. Army soldiers store medical equipment in the EMT area of the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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U.S. Army soldiers store medical equipment in the EMT area of the military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by U.S. Army soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: Surgical supplies are shown in the operating area of a military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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Surgical supplies are shown in the operating area of a military field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Seattle. The 250-bed hospital for non COVID-19 patients was deployed by soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado, as well as soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer