The Pima County (Ariz.) Board of Supervisors has decided to allow public comment on changes planned in the mission of financially troubled 114-bed Kino Community Hospital, Tucson, Ariz. Changes recommended by County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry include closing the hospital's inpatient intensive-care and surgical units and doubling the number of psychiatric beds available. But after a nearly five-hour meeting and 23 speakers, most who opposed Huckelberry's plan, the board decided to have the Pima County Board of Health host at least four meetings for public discussion. The board is scheduled to meet again on Jan. 14 to discuss Kino's future. -- by the Associated Press
Ariz. county board seeks comment on hospital's future
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