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Army Corps of Engineers to aid hospitals facing oxygen problems amid ‘viral tsunami'

Army Corps of Engineers to aid hospitals facing oxygen problems amid ‘viral tsunami'
In a stark reminder of how overstretched hospital care has become across Los Angeles, the Army Corps of Engineers plans to send crews to the region to upgrade the oxygen-delivery systems at a handful of aging hospitals.

Community Hospital in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Dec.Federal engineers will be evaluating the oxygen-delivery systems at six other hospitals in Los Angeles County.LOS ANGELES (Tribune News Service) — In a stark reminder of how overstretched hospital care has become across Los Angeles, the Army Corps of Engineers plans to send crews to the region to upgrade the oxygen-delivery systems at a handful of aging hospitals.Christina Ghaly, Los Angeles County health services director, said that the buildings’ old pipes couldn’t maintain sufficient pressure and, at times, started to freeze.

” ___ ©2021 Los Angeles Times.The team of design and construction experts from the Corps will evaluate six hospitals — Adventist Health White Memorial in Boyle Heights, Beverly Community Hospital in Montebello, Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Mission Community Hospital in Panorama City and PIH Health Hospital in Downey — and then oversee upgrades where they’re deemed necessary.

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