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[Reblog] Hospitals find ways to navigate homeless into shelters

From the 17 May 2015 post by Susan Abram

Patient dumping, or when a hospital discharges a homeless patient to Skid Row or onto the street, has become rare, but still does occur. With so many homeless people who require medical care, hospitals in Los Angeles and across the nation are trying to find ways to help the homeless recuperate after being discharged. There are programs in Los Angeles, but they still are few and far between. Jonathan Lopez, who is a former homeless navigator, has helped many.  Many more like him are needed. From my story (Daily News, October, 2013): 

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May 20, 2015 - Posted by | health care | , , , ,

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