Verity Health System, the owners of St. Francis Medical Center, is currently in bankruptcy and is about to be sold to privately-owned KPC Healthcare. St. Francis is a vital link to healthcare services for Lynwood residents and the largest employer in the City,
California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra must approve the sale before it can move forward. He wants to hear from you – the residents, workers and other stakeholders who will be affected. Here are the details:
Date: Monday, August 26
Place: Bateman Hall
11331 Ernestine Ave.
Lynwood, CA 90262
Concerns about KPC Healthcare’s takeover of St. Francis include:
– The continuation of oncology services for cancer patients
– Emergency room and trauma care services
– Relief for low-income patients who may not be able to pay or fully-pay for medical care (this is vital to residents in this region).
Besides St. Francis, the other Verity Health System-owned hospitals included in the sale are St. Vincent Medical Center near downtown Los Angeles and Northern California’s Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside.
Make your voice heard and attend Monday’s hearing. If you cannot attend, you can fill out an online comment card – https://unacuhcp.formstack.com/forms/we_depend