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USC Med to add 150 more beds
Daily Trojan

In a unanimous vote, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approved on Wednesday the addition of 150 new hospital beds to the Los Angeles County and USC Medical Center Campus, located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.

After its opening in 2008, the state-of-the-art medical center has faced serious overcrowding issues. An insufficient number of hospital beds has caused daily backups in the hospital’s emergency room, with some patients forced to wait in hallways in order to make room for incoming traumas, according to the Los Angeles Times.