Cleveland Pressures Hospitals To Keep ERs Open To All Ambulances

East Cleveland medic Anthony Savoy says his city's ambulances are diverted frequently to a hospital further away, and that can add one or two minutes to response times.i

East Cleveland medic Anthony Savoy says his city’s ambulances are diverted frequently to a hospital further away, and that can add one or two minutes to response times.

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East Cleveland medic Anthony Savoy says his city's ambulances are diverted frequently to a hospital further away, and that can add one or two minutes to response times.

East Cleveland medic Anthony Savoy says his city’s ambulances are diverted frequently to a hospital further away, and that can add one or two minutes to response times.

Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN

When East Cleveland’s emergency medical squad gets called to treat a man with a severe nosebleed, it’s a pretty run-of-the-mill case.

The patient walks woozily out to the ambulance from a tan

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/01/02/460162575/cleveland-pressures-hospitals-to-keep-ers-open-to-all-ambulances?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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