Lives on the Line as Community Hospital in Long Beach Closes, Nurses Say

Jun. 25, 2018 / By

After weeks of negotiating with Long Beach officials, MemorialCare will be closing one of several of its medical entities, the Community Medical Center Long Beach, often known as Community Hospital, which has the only emergency room in East Long Beach.

The hospital is scheduled to close on July 3 but may reopen should a new operator take over and update its earthquake safety. Meanwhile, health care professionals say lives may be lost transporting patients to a farther ER.

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