California Hospital Systems Move To House Homeless

California Hospital Systems Move To House Homeless

During the five years Tony Price roamed the streets and dozed in doorways, the emergency rooms of Sacramento’s hospitals were a regular place for him to sleep off a hard day’s drinking.

            “A lot of times I would pass out, and then I’d wake up in the hospital,” said Price, 50.

            About two or three times a month, he would show up at a local emergency department. Sometimes doctors hydrated him with intravenous fluids and sent him on his way. Other times, they kept him a night or two.

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