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Supervisors seek information on expanding County-USC hospital
Los Angeles Times

Two Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday introduced a proposal to study the addition of 150 beds to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, the county’s overcrowded flagship hospital.

The proposal comes about a week and a half after The Los Angeles Times reported that severe overcrowding was routine at County- USC, which in 2008 moved into a new $1.02-billion facility with 224 fewer beds. In May, the hospital’s emergency room was deemed overcrowded about 80% of the time, with conditions considered severe or dangerous for half of that month.