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California inspectors pay surprise visit to County-USC Medical Center after complaint about ER waits
Los Angeles Times

In a surprise visit Thursday, state inspectors arrived at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center to investigate allegations made this week that patients face excessively long emergency room waits – sometimes without any vital signs being taken – and that hospital workers fail to protect patient privacy.

“They arrived today and will be there tomorrow, too,” said Michael Wilson, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, which runs the 600-bed hospital.