NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said on Friday, March 20, that state officials and the Army Corps of Engineers on Saturday will be looking at the possibility of reopening Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, a 100,000 sq. ft. facility that has been closed since 2008.

The former hospital in Plainfield could come online in four or five weeks and house some 200 beds “for when the surge occurs," according to Commissioner Persichilli.

Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp described how the former Muhlenberg facility may be used if it is reopened.