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Council Knew Last November Community Would Close

As the attached document indicates, the City Council and Mayor were informed by Memorial Healthcare -- the operator of the City owned Long Beach Community Hospital -- that it would not retrofit the facility to be in compliance with State earthquake codes and therefore would not be able to operate an ER, operating room or ICU.

You need to ask why there wasn't a public meeting immediately to begin discussions about the future of the City-owned hospital?

So now we have Memorial following through with what it told the City -- and they are letting their lease to operate the facility terminate this July.

What happens to Community Hospital? Residents who have depended upon this historic healthcare facility need to know.

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