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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Prince George's Hospital Center

(Posted 7 Feb 2006)
  • County shares information about financially troubled hospital with potential partners.
    • Gazette, 6 Feb 2006 (by Tiesha Higgins, Staff Writer).
  • P.G. County Officials Meet Potential Bidders for Ailing Hospital.
  • Prince George's Woos Bidders for Hospital.
    • Post, 7 Feb 2006 (by Susan Levine and Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post Staff Writers).
    The future of Prince George's Hospital Center rests with an academic or nonprofit medical system willing to take over the financially struggling facility and rebuild it as a state-of-the-art complex, county officials told potential bidders yesterday.
    [. . .]
    "This is not a state issue; it is not a county issue," said council member Tony Knotts (D-Temple Hills). "There has to be a collaborative approach."

    Knotts endorsed a merger with a top health care system. "I want a setting that will provide the best services to the citizens of this county," he said. "Our citizens deserve that."

    The county delegation in Annapolis has been discussing the hospital system's future during this legislative session. Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George's), a key participant, said yesterday that he expects to meet with Ehrlich administration officials early next week. The state could help through an outright appropriation, reimbursement for treating uninsured patients or bonds, he said.
  • Hospital renewal sought.
    • Times, 7 Feb 2006 (by Jim McElhatton, The Washington Times)..

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