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        1/27/2013, Shevat 16, 5773

      Barzilai Hospital Overcrowded, Recommends Alternatives


      Overcrowding at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, Sunday, resulted in the hospital recommending that people avail themselves of community family medical centers, health maintenance organizations and urgent-care facilities instead of the hospital's emergency room for anything less than urgent care requiring an ambulance.

      A heavy patient load was reported in several of the hospital's departments, including the in-patient wards.