Antelope Valley Hospital Files Legal Claim Over Unfair, Insufficient Trauma Center Funding
On Monday, Antelope Valley Hospital filed a legal claim against Los Angeles County, alleging that the annual $1 million it receives from a state parcel tax for trauma centers is disproportionately low, considering increases in the number of patients it treats. The claim also alleges that that the county has failed to conduct assessments of the system. According to a lawyer for the hospital, officials plan on filing a lawsuit if the county denies the claim or lets it expire.
- "Antelope Valley Hospital Wants More Trauma Center Funds From L.A. County" (Karlamangla, Los Angeles Times, 4/14).
- "L.A.-Area Hospital Charges County Not Distributing Trauma Funds Fairly" (Schencker, Modern Healthcare, 4/14).