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Hospital seeks permission from Los Angeles Council to resume expansion

Los Angeles Times, November 12, 2008

Officials at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center have urged the Los Angeles City Council to allow construction to resume on a $180-million expansion, saying the project is caught in a legal and political quagmire that is putting emergency care and jobs at risk. Critics of the project, which include the Service Employees International Union and a handful of neighborhood groups, contended that the hospital had failed to fully address traffic, parking, safety, and environmental concerns. In October, a judge the hospital to halt work on a four-story patient care wing until the council reexamines the expansion and decides whether more environmental review is needed.