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Inland Empire Hospitals Grapple With Chronic Bed Shortage
California Healthline

Health care reform is expected to shake up the established business model for hospitals in much of California, resulting in some closures, consolidations, layoffs and ultimately fewer hospital days for patients. But experts say some areas of the state, such as the Inland Empire, could be more insulated from economic pressures. “The Inland Empire is a little bit different from the rest of the state in that the need and growth rate is greater than anywhere else in California,” said Jim Lott, executive vice president of the Hospital Association of Southern California.