What's Next for Health Care in Los Angeles County?
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Los Angeles supervisors are closing the county's King-Harbor Hospital
after its failure to pass a crucial inspection caused the loss of $200
million in federal dollars. Re-opening with a private operator could take
more than a year. What does that mean for nearby hospitals
that will take up the slack?
Fallout from the Impending Closure of King-Harbor ()
LA Supervisors met behind closed doors today to draw up requirements for a private operator to take over the County's King-Harbor Hospital. Some $200 million in federal money was lost after inspectors found dozens of errors and failures during a final inspection two weeks ago. The Emergency Room was closed Friday, and outpatient clinics and urgent care will soon be all that's left. The Supervisors promised up to $16.3 million to nearby private hospitals and doctors braced for new patients from the area served by King-Harbor.
- Michael Rembis: President and CEO of the Centinela-Freeman Health System
- Barbara Siegel: Managing Attorney for the Health Consumer Center of LA County
- Joe Hicks: Vice President of Community Advocates
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