With an interim lease agreement, the hospital is one step closer to reopening, hopefully by this summer, said John Molina, a partner for Molina, Wu, Network, Community's new operator.
The plan with the new operator Molina, Wu, Network comes after months of negotiations on a lease agreement for the 94-year-old East Long Beach facility, which closed last summer due to seismic compliance issues, shuttering the area's only emergency...
The talks to re-open Community Hospital come as the deadline looms for new operator Molina, Wu, Network, to reopen the hospital take over its license before it expires on April 28.
Tuesday's closed session council meeting is the final opportunity the council will have to approve or deny a proposal from Community Hospital's new operator, Molina, Wu, Network, according to Fourth District Councilman Daryl Supernaw.
The opening date for Long Beach Community Hospital has been pushed back several months over financing issues, but operators on Wednesday said they remain committed to reopening the 94-year-old East Long Beach facility.
Incoming CEO Virg Narbutas seemed optimistic that the closure of Community would be brief stating that he would like to have the hospital accepting patients into its emergency room by January 1, 2019, or earlier if feasible.
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