Department of Defense medical team arrives to support surge at Riverside University Health System

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RIVERSIDE – A team of approximately 20 federal military medical personnel arrived Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Riverside University Health System – Medical Center to support the region’s hospitals dealing with record numbers of patients hospitalized and requiring intensive care treatment. The Department of Defense team consisted of physician assistants, nurses and respiratory care practitioners from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. The federal military medical team is part of a state of California request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for federal support to medical facilities throughout California. “Riverside County hospitals have been stretched well-beyond their licensed capacities to treat a record numbers of patients,” Bruce Barton, director of the county Eme
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