Agreement To Reopen MLK Hospital Wins OK From L.A. County Board
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to approve an agreement with the University of California to reopen Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The UC Board of Regents approved the deal on Nov. 19 (Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times, 12/2).
The facility ceased inpatient services in August 2007 after failing a series of federal inspections (Evans, Torrance Daily Breeze, 12/1).
The facility will be governed by a new seven-member, not-for-profit agency whose members will be appointed by the county and UC regents.Â Officials hope to name the board within a year (Los Angeles Times, 12/2).Plans call for the facility to reopen beginning in late 2012. The latest incarnation of the hospital will feature 120 inpatient beds, an emergency department and an outpatient ambulatory care center (Torrance Daily Breeze, 12/1). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.