Monrovia (Calif.) Community Hospital became the second Southern California hospital to close this month after its chief executive officer surrendered the hospital's license to state regulators citing "ongoing financial difficulties." The investor-owned hospital was licensed to operate up to 49 beds before it closed on Wednesday. According to a report in the Pasadena Star-News, a man who claimed to be the hospital's owner, Duane VanDyke, disputed the closure. Calls to the hospital were not answered. Earlier this month, state regulators shut down Angels Hospital in Rancho Cucamonga, which was licensed to operate 55 beds, citing inadequate patient care. -- by Mary Chris Jaklevic
Another California hospital shut down
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