Firestorm: LAC+USC "Dangerously Overcrowded"

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

LAC+USC "Dangerously Overcrowded"

Many news sources are picking up on yesterday's LA Board of Supervisors report that the LAC+USC Hospital was dangerously overcrowded for the month of May.

The AP report was picked up by Southern California Public Radio KPCC/KUOR/KPCV and the San Jose Mercury News. Both say the hospital was overcrowded for "greater than 10% for the month of May" as opposed to 2% in the month of April.

The LA Times quotes Supervisor Gloria Molina as saying "I think we're having a real problem. This is a serious situation". Read the rest of their story here.

NBC Los Angeles is also reporting on the story, and say the problems stem from a move from the former 800 bed facility to a newer (but smaller) 600 bed facility in November of 2008. You can read their story here.

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