Community Medical Center abruptly stops accepting advanced care patients in emergency room

By ANDREW EDWARDS | aedwards@scng.com | Press-Telegram

PUBLISHED: March 9, 2018 at 10:12 am | UPDATED: March 9, 2018 at 7:57 pm

Community Medical Center Long Beach has stopped accepting emergency room patients receiving advanced life support care from paramedics.

Long Beach’s city government released a statement that said MemorialCare Health System, which operates the East Long Beach hospital, told city government on Wednesday that patients receiving advanced life support from paramedics would need to go to other hospitals as of Thursday.

Assemblymember O’Donnell ‘Disheartened’ by Sudden 120-Day Lease Termination for Community Hospital Long Beach

 

O’Donnell plans to work with City of Long Beach and other stakeholders to consider next steps

 

(Long Beach) – MemorialCare Health System filed a 120-day lease termination notice with the City of Long Beach on behalf of Community Hospital, thereby closing the facility on a shorter timeline than previously understood. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D -Long Beach) issued the following statement:

Assemblymember O’Donnell Introduces Bill Dedicating Funds for Local Oil Well Clean-up

New bill increases funding for removal of abandoned oil and gas facilities in Long Beach tidelands

 

(SACRAMENTO) –Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) introduced AB 2404 Wednesday to remove the limit on the amount of revenue deposited into the State’s Oil Trust Fund. This fund is solely used to clean up abandoned oil wells within the Long Beach tidelands that are no longer in use.