Washington Post, May 24, 2010

The panel tasked with finding a buyer to take over the Prince George's County (MD) hospital system convened for a final meeting May 21 after two years of study, recommending measures to prop up the existing hospital operator but ultimately passing the ball to state and county officials to find a more permanent solution, the Washington Post reports. Members of the Prince George's County Hospital Authority said that although nine interested bidders had come forward, most only wanted to buy select pieces of the system. They said that the process was hindered by the economic downturn and that bidders wanted to see the system—which serves as many as 180,000 patients a year, many of them uninsured—stabilized before taking the risk of acquiring it.

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