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Los Angeles County supervisors OK agreement to reopen King hospital

Los Angeles Times, December 2, 2009

Los Angeles County supervisors unanimously approved an agreement to partner with the UC Board of Regents to reopen Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital by 2013. Regents voted Nov. 19 to approve the agreement and provide 14 to 20 full-time physicians in addition to medical oversight for the proposed inpatient hospital. The hospital will be overseen by a new nonprofit agency governed by a seven-member board of directors—two appointed by the UC president, two by L.A. County officials, and three jointly. The directors, whom officials hope to name within a year, must have at least 10 years of experience in healthcare. The nonprofit will retain all hiring powers, the Los Angeles Times reports.