Prime Healthcare: villain or victim in Daughters of Charity story?

March 11, 2015 1:21 AM

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Prime Healthcare Services dropped its bid to rescue the six Daughters of Charity Health System hospitals in California this week, citing the lengthy mandates Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris placed on Prime in approving the deal. "The conditions placed on the sale by the California attorney general are so burdensome and restrictive that it would be impossible for Prime Healthcare -- or any buyer -- to make the changes needed to operate and save these hospitals,” Prime's founder and chairman, Dr. Prem Reddy, stated Tuesday.

Harris responded by accusing Prime of acquiescing to the conditions during negotiations with her office, then turning around and rejecting them. "By walking away, Prime is confirming many of the concerns heard at multiple community meetings that the continuity of vital healthcare services in these c...

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