Medical Center That Serves Low-Income Los Angeles Patients Files For Bankruptcy
The Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center provides more than $11 million in charitable care, community services and health professions education each year.
The Wall Street Journal:
Gardens Regional Hospital Files For Bankruptcy
The Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center Inc. filed for bankruptcy after losing money providing health care to depressed southern Los Angeles neighborhoods, where fewer patients can afford the cost of health care. Lawyers who put the 137-bed hospital into chapter 11 protection on Monday said that since 2010, state and federal medical insurance programs have slowly whittled down reimbursement payments to the facility, which took in more than 8,500 emergency-room patients last year. (Stech, 6/7)
In other hospital news —
Early Results Show A Big 'Yes' For Measure H In Tehachapi
It looks like Tehachapi will have a new, completed hospital. With 10 of 26 precincts reporting so far as of 9:40 p.m. Tuesday night, Measure H appears to have passed with almost 90 percent approval. The measure only needs a 50 percent majority plus one to be approved. The early results showed Measure H receiving 3,357 “yes,” votes, or 89.47 percent, with just 395, “no,” votes for 10.53 percent. (Nelson 6/7)