LA County Joins Fight to Keep Long Beach Hospital Open

In a bid to find another operator for a Long Beach medical center set to close down in July, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday urged state officials to extend a deadline for the hospital to meet earthquake safety requirements.

Supervisor Janice Hahn recommended sending a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown and the county’s legislative representatives in support of Assembly Bill 2591, which would push the seismic retrofit deadline for Community Medical Center Long Beach from June 2019 to 2025. AB 2591 is sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, who represents Long Beach.

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