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Mayor Bass Issues Statement Regarding Patient Evacuations At White Memorial Hospital

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LOS ANGELES  –  Mayor Karen Bass today issued the following statement: 

“I want to commend the swift action by the Los Angeles Fire Department and the dedicated healthcare workers and staff who swiftly evacuated Angelenos in critical care this morning. Non-critical patients have been moved to a different area in White Memorial Hospital. The outage is ongoing and actions are being taken to ensure the safety of all patients and to restore power. We must get to the bottom of what happened and ensure that lives are not put at risk in this way ever again. Many years ago, I worked at White Memorial in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. A power outage risks the lives of all of those babies — and also the rest of the patients in critical care whose lives depend on respirators, ventilators and other critical life-sustaining equipment. Angelenos deserve a thorough examination of this incident.”