Workers’ Comp Costs Drop for Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County officials on Thursday said the county's workers' compensation costs dropped $61 million from fiscal year 2003-2004 to FY 2005-2006, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
The county's annual risk-management report found that:
- Costs decreased from $324 million in FY 2003-2004 to $263 million in FY 2005-2006; and
- Total liability for workers' compensation costs decreased by 35% to $2.4 billion during the same period.
Chief Administrative Officer David Janssen said county and state workers' compensation reforms also have contributed to the decline in costs (Anderson, Los Angeles Daily News, 2/8).
The Los Angeles County health department has appointed two new executives to direct Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and oversee the downsizing of Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Miguel Ortiz-Marroquin, COO of Harbor-UCLA, will become acting CEO of the hospital. He will replace Tecla Mickoseff, who retired Friday.
Sharon Grigsby will manage the transition of King/Drew to Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Grigsby is a former executive director of the county's bioterrorism preparedness program and top administrator at other county hospitals (Los Angeles Times, 2/9).