ER nurse says her hospital is in good shape

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Marcia Santini says UCLA Medical Center can definitely take care of patients with COVID-19 and other illnesses -- as long as staff stay protected. Photo courtesy of Marcia Santini.

UCLA emergency room nurse Marcia Santini says her hospital isn’t seeing as many COVID-19 patients as expected. She’s concerned that people who are coming in have waited too long and thus are seriously sick with other medical problems, such as congestive heart failure and advanced kidney disease. “We want people to know that we will protect them. We have great infection control policies in place right now in the ER,” Santini says.