The reopening of Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital in Los Angeles took another step forward with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorizing the signing of a coordination agreement with the University of California.
Los Angeles officials approve MLK agreement
The hospital is on track to re-open in 2013. Under the approved plan, Los Angeles County will create a private, not-for-profit corporation to open and run the 120-bed hospital on the grounds of the old facility, Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, which closed in 2007.
The revamped hospital will include an emergency room and three operating rooms. The University of California has agreed to provide physician services and lead quality assurance and training programs. The University of California Board of Regents is scheduled to review the coordination agreement on July 15.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger praised the supervisors' vote in a statement, calling it “great news for the people of South Los Angeles who are looking forward to the new hospital providing the quality healthcare they deserve.”
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