(OCFA) Data Shows MemorialCare Emergency Room Use Claims Wildly Inaccurate

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) presentation located here:
http://savesanclementehospital.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2015-02-17-San-Clemente-CC-Presentation1.pdf

A presentation to the city council Tuesday evening showed conclusively that MemorialCare’s claim that the San Clemente campus of Saddleback Memorial Medical Centers emergency room is “bypassed” by ambulances more often than not is false.

Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) Division Chief Kirk Wells reported to the council the actual emergency room visit numbers – numbers that show that in 2014, 72 percent of local ambulance trips used Saddleback rather than MemorialCares claim that only 37 percent ambulance calls used the hospital.

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