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What if all the beds at the hospital were full?

Posted: July 24, 2008 1:25 a.m.
Updated: September 24, 2008 5:03 a.m.
I am speaking from experience. I was driven to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in an ambulance about three weeks ago.

After a CT scan they discovered why I was having level 10 pain in my stomach. It was a blocked intestine.
I was given a hospital room, and the rest you don't want to know. Four days later they performed an operation to correct the problem and then sent me back to my room.

What I am trying to say is that after this experience, I agree with open arms that Henry Mayo does need to expand and add 120 more beds to the list. What if it were a very busy week at Henry Mayo and every bed was full?

It was already bad enough that I was having level 10 pains, but if I then had to be driven down to Holy Cross instead, that would be very scary, and I think that all of us who live in ever-expanding and growing Santa Clarita should be concerned about the possible shortage of beds.

I admit that I live on earth in a fallen body that can get hurt and have something go wrong. Yes, I want Henry Mayo to be expanded, but make sure there is multi-level parking, please.

One more thing: When the next earthquake occurs, and you who fought the expansion of Henry Mayo have been badly injured and are being rushed to the hospital by ambulance, and en route there you find out they have no more beds - be happy.


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