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Closure of three Pacific Health hospitals may be part of a trend

Los Angeles Times, April 4, 2013
Hospital owner Pacific Health Corp. said it will close its three remaining Southern California hospitals, citing the fallout from a federal fraud case last year in which the company admitted paying to recruit homeless people off skid row in Los Angeles and billing the government for unnecessary care. The Tustin company said the three hospitals shutting down are Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center, Bellflower Medical Center and Newport Specialty Hospital. Last week, Pacific Health announced the closure of Anaheim General Hospital. Overall, as many as 1,900 full-time and part-time employees could lose their jobs, according to the company.