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Longer times after Doctors Medical Center closure
Martinez News-Gazette

When Rachelle Bertumen started working at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez as an emergency room nurse in the fall of 2013, the department saw one- to two-dozen patients a day.

“Leisurely” was how she described her pace at work.

With this week marking the one-year anniversary since Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo stopped taking ambulance transports, and just over three months since its full closure, Bertumen says the emergency room at CCRMC has never been busier.