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News Release

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Media Relations

LAPD S.W.A.T. Honors California Hospital Trauma Center NA14232jr

WHAT:    
Celebration of California Hospital Trauma Center’s 10 year service to the Community      and  Los Angeles Police Department’s S.W.A.T. personnel.

WHEN:     
Wednesday December 3, 2014
10:30 A.M.

WHERE:     
California Medical Center
1401 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles

WHO:        
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer
LAPD Captain Patrick Smith, Commanding Officer, Metropolitan Division
LAPD SWAT Officer Nelson Fong
California Hospital President Dr. Margaret R. Peterson, PhD
California Hospital Trauma Center Director Dr. Gudata Hinika, MD
Ms. Catherine Round
Ms. Sandra Palacios

WHY:    
Since opening in 2004, California Hospital Trauma Center has cared for thousands of patients including police officers in need of critical care.  LAPD SWAT Officer Nelson Fong, who was critically injured in 2014, and LA City Attorney Mike Feuer, who was injured in a severe automobile accident, will speak of their healing experiences at the trauma center.  In an era of when trauma centers are closing, LAPD SWAT personnel will be honoring California Hospital with an award for their consistent and dependable leadership in the field of medical assistance and recovery.
    

CONTACT:    
For more information, please contact LAPD’s Community Relations Section at (213) 486-5910.

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