By CBSLA Staff

LANCASTER (CBSLA) — An emergency field hospital in Lancaster is up and running and has already admitted its first patient.

The 54-bed specialized respiratory care care unit opened Saturday.

The temporary care hospital is operated by Samaritan’s Purse, and will help ease the burden at Antelope Valley Hospital.

A team of 60 people from across the country will help out there, and that includes 40 medical professionals.