Photos from San Diego hospitals amid COVID-19 pandemic

In hospitals throughout San Diego County, healthcare providers are working to keep COVID-19 patients alive. At Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, the intensive care unit has been transformed with retrofitted negative pressure rooms. Nurses, doctors and respiratory therapists follow specific protocols of putting on personal protective equipment and respirators before treating patients. 

Scenes from across the county are captured in these photos from Sharp hospitals and medical facilities in La Mesa, Rancho Bernardo and Chula Vista.

A healthcare provider cares for a COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, May 1, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)

Christa Jones prepares to enter a room to care for a COVID-19 patient in the Sharp Grossmont Hospital intensive care unit, April 20, 2020.
(Zoë Meyers/inewsource)

Healthcare providers gather at the nurses’ station in the intensive care unit at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, May 1, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)

Christa Jones, a nurse in the Sharp Grossmont Hospital intensive care unit, prepares to give Tylenol to a COVID-19 patient to lower his fever, April 20, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)

A healthcare provider looks through a window into a COVID-19 patient’s room in the intensive care unit at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, May 1, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)

Christa Jones, a nurse in the Sharp Grossmont Hospital intensive care unit, takes a moment to comfort a COVID-19 patient. April 20, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)

Dr. Alejandro Villegas prepares to enter a COVID-19 patient's room in the intensive care unit at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, May 1, 2020. The 75-year-old patient was extubated the previous day after being on a ventilator for 25 days. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)

Christa Jones adjusts her face shield before entering a room to give Tylenol to a COVID-19 patient in the Sharp Grossmont intensive care unit, April 20, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)

Ty Figuero, a nurse in the urgent care at Sharp Rees-Stealy Rancho Bernardo, removes personal protective gear after working in tents set up to screen patients with COVID-19 symptoms, April 14, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)

Healthcare providers work in COVID-19 screening tents outside of the Sharp Rees-Stealy Rancho Bernardo urgent care, April 14, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)

Healthcare providers work in COVID-19 screening tents outside of the Sharp Rees-Stealy Rancho Bernardo urgent care, April 14, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)

Healthcare providers wipe down a face shield before leaving a negative pressure room in the intensive care unit at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, May 1, 2020. The ICU retrofitted its rooms into negative pressure rooms to treat COVID-19 patients. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)

A healthcare provider walks past retrofitted negative pressure rooms in the intensive care unit at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, May 1, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)

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Zoë Meyers is a photo and video journalist at inewsource. To contact her with tips, suggestions or corrections, please email zoemeyers [at] inewsource [dot] org.