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ERs must find ways to operate more efficiently
Bakersfield Californian

Smiling faces beckon from the sides of city transit buses. Elaborate, polished marketing campaigns jump from the pages of glossy magazines. They all carry a singular message: We’re the one for you! Choose us.

Yet, when Bakersfield residents find themselves in true need of emergency room services at area hospitals, they — and the ambulance personnel transporting them — sometimes face a starker reality and a far different message: Sorry, we’re closed. You’ll have to go somewhere else.