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California wildfires cause a medical facility to relocate some patients

Hospital Safety Insider, October 15, 2008

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Huge wildfires in Southern California have forced at least one hospital to evacuate five critically ill patients, four of them infants.
 
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar, CA, made the decision to move the patients after watching the effects of a nearby fire that is burning 4,700 acres, reported the Associated Press.
 
The infants and an adult patient--all of whom are on ventilators and considered the most medically fragile--were taken to other hospitals.



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