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No end in sight for overcrowding at L.A. County public hospitals, new chief says
Los Angeles Times

The new chief of Los Angeles County’s public hospital system said Tuesday that overcrowding is worsening at County-USC and Harbor-UCLA medical centers –- a situation he is concerned will continue to deteriorate even after the federal healthcare reform law is implemented in 2014. The comments by Dr. Mitchell H. Katz represent a sharp change in tone by the Department of Health Services, which operates the county’s four public hospitals.