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PVS Patients Evicted from California Hospital

Posted Sep 22 2008 11:04am

TheStockton Recordreports that hospital executives at Lodi Memorial Hospital have announced that the hospital no longer will serve seriously disabled patients who are often on life support or use feeding tubes and need years of care.

The hospital chose earlier this year not to renew the Medi-Cal contract that pays for the long-term care branch, which opened in 1993, so that the beds could be used for shorter-term patients being transitioned out of the hospital, such as after-surgery or intensive-care stays.

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