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Newly expanded ER unveiled at Sylmar hospital

Emergency medical care in the San Fernando Valley got a major boost with the opening of a newly expanded ER in Sylmar.

February 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Emergency medical care in the San Fernando Valley got a major boost on Monday with the official opening of a newly expanded ER at Olive View - UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar.

The new facility includes more than 50 treatment areas, and it doubles the size of the center that already sees about 45,000 emergency room visits a year.

The $53-million expansion is expected to cut patient waiting times and increase efficiency in diagnosing complex conditions.

It comes at a time of increased demand for services due to high unemployment and growing numbers of uninsured patients.


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