Providence Health and Services has signed a letter of intent to partner with the Motion Picture and Television Fund to expand healthcare services in Woodland Hills, Calif.
Providence Health to provide services for Motion Picture and Television Fund
According to the proposed nonbinding agreement, the deal would allow the fund to continue offering long-term-care services on its Wasserman Campus, and avoid a planned closure announced in early 2009. Providence, a faith-based 27-hospital system in Renton, Wash., would sign a long-term master lease agreement for the fund's hospital facilities, and state licenses for the 250-bed campus hospital would be transferred to Providence Tarzana Medical Center.
There are 180 independent and assisted-living residents living on the Wasserman Campus. The site's long-term-care and dementia-care units are exclusive to those in the film industry. Skilled nursing, palliative care and other post-acute-care services are open to the broader community. As part of the agreement, UCLA Health System will locate a new neurological rehabilitation unit on site.
The tentative agreement is subject to board and regulatory approval and no further details were released.
“We are privileged to serve those in the entertainment industry, and we look forward to providing quality, safe and compassionate care,” said Michael Hunn, senior vice president and chief executive of Providence California, in a statement.
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