Los Angeles Times, December 28, 2011
In September, state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris killed the proposed takeover of a struggling Victorville hospital by a nonprofit arm of Prime Healthcare Corp., saying it was "not in the public interest." Her ruling was anything but casual. Basing the decision on what she said was her own department's investigation, as well as testimony at a marathon public hearing in August, Harris indicated that the takeover would result in the reduced availability of healthcare in the High Desert.