L.A. County Hospital System Faces $204M Budget Gap
John Schunhoff, interim director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, told county supervisors the county's hospital system will have a $204 million budget deficit by the end of the current fiscal year and a $600 million gap in 2010-2011. While the county had hoped to close the deficit with hospital provider fees and federal funding, those revenue streams are not finalized, Schunhoff said. Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky requested that the county's CEO and DHS staff members report within 30 days what steps they will take to address the budget gap.
- "LA County Hospital Services Faces $204M Deficit" ("KPCC News," KPCC, 5/18).