Hospitals Prepare For Inauguration

Hospitals want special access for employees

Washington area hospitals are preparing for the millions of people that are expected to descend on the city for the inauguration.

Local hospital officials admit they do not know what to expect on Inauguration Day.  They are planning to have additional staff members on duty.

Hospital administrators are concerned about how their employees who live in Virginia will get to the city's trauma centers.

Washington Hospital Center said 900 of its health care workers live in Virginia.  With every bridge across the Potomac River closed, hospital officials want special access for employees to drive into the district.   

Hospitals have ordered extra supplies for the inauguration.  They also plan to have more doctors on hand in their emergency rooms.

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