The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously ratified an agreement with the University of California to jointly restore inpatient hospital services at Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center, formerly known as King/Drew Hospital.
Deal OK'd on opening King Medical Center
The two organizations will now move forward with building and restoring a 120-bed hospital in South Los Angeles, expected to open in Dec. 2012.
King Medical Center will be a not-for-profit organization, governed by an independent board, which has yet to be selected. The county will fund $353 million to expand and reopen the facility, while physician services and quality control will be provided by the University of California.
The University of California Board of Regents unanimously approved the partnership plan on Nov. 19.
King/Drew, also formerly known as King/Harbor, shuttered inpatient facilities in 2007 after losing its contract with the CMS over repeated patient-care violations.
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