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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles offers greater access with new outpatient centers
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Andrew Ramirez went in for the tackle like he’d done hundreds of times before as a varsity football player for Lawndale High School.

But this time was different; something went wrong. Ramirez slipped and ended up twisted on the ground with 200-pound players piled on top of him.

Underneath, the 15-year-old was lying on a broken back. His father, Sergio Pintado, rushed him to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance, where they were then referred to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – more than 25 miles away.

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