Texas hospitals are taking extraordinary steps to make space for a surge of patients. State data shows the hardest-hit regions include most of Texas’ big cities and South and Central Texas and the Gulf Coast. Many Texas hospitals have stopped accepting transfer patients to maintain space for a surge that is expected to come. In the Rio Grande Valley, hospital beds are in short supply. DNR Health (Edinburg, TX) is creating a third special COVID-19 ward in a facility normally used for physical therapy, after spending $9 million to convert a hospice center and rehabilitation facility into COVID-19 units. Read more.