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OC panel wants a fix for critical overcrowding of psych patients in the ER
Orange County Register

Orange County supervisors said Wednesday they will lead a team of health care providers and law enforcement officials in an effort to unclog emergency rooms overwhelmed with patients needing psychiatric care.

“The front door is open for psychiatric patients, but the back door is not open … we have patients that linger for days in the ER,” said Suzanne Richards, CEO of Orange County Global Medical Center and KPC Health. She will be one of two hospital representatives on the new committee.

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