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County hospital move finishes smoothly

Boyle Heights-Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center completed its two-day move into a new facility Saturday afternoon.

The last of the 400 patients were moved after 1 p.m., and the new hospital began accepting ambulance traffic after 3 p.m., said Pete Delgado, the hospital’s chief executive officer.

The move went smoothly, Delgado said.

Even though County-USC was not accepting ambulance traffic for 36 hours, surrounding hospitals said they were not overwhelmed.

Jean Paul Moreau, a nursing supervisor at neighboring White Memorial Medical Center, said waiting times for emergency room patients were actually shorter than normal because the hospital had temporarily increased staff up in anticipation of the move.

California Hospital Medical Center also reported no problems.

-- Rong-Gong Lin II

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Yes, the hospital did not have any problems. However, employees had serios problems trying to park their cars. Our department was sent home on Friday, except for the ones who use public transportation, because we have no place to park whatsoever. How are they going to take care of this issue? Did they ever think about this problem?


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